to support a local charity
to support a National charity
to help the global community
to make our school “The Best It Can Be”
to give children a voice in our school
to raise money for charities
to listen to children in our school
to feedback children’s ideas from Pupil Power meetings
In the Autumn Term we had a meeting with the local Rotary Club to find out how we could help in the community.
We are currently working with Neil from the local Rotary Club to be...
This means we fundraise for a global project but also help our local environment.
Our global project is to fundraise for a Shelter Box which will cost £590.
We will plan fundraising events ourselves and have already discussed our ideas during Pupil Power meetings in school.
The Shelter Box provides shelter, tools and cooking equipment for families who have lost their homes through natural disaster such as cyclones, earthquakes and flooding.
We want to help the global community, especially children.
Check out the website shelterbox.org.uk for more information.
We have already helped in the local community, supporting Washington Rotary Club,as we planted purple crocuses in Washington Village outside Washington Old Hall to promote awareness of polio vaccinations in Africa.
REMEMBRANCE DAY ASSEMBLY 8th November 2018
Pupil Power had been busy all week, selling poppies and other British Legion stationery to commemorate Remembrance Day and then on
Thursday 8th November they held an assembly for school, giving facts about the British Legion and the story of the Poppy.
Some of the Y6 children shared poems they had written during English lessons all about the poppy. Miss Modrate sang, ' In the arms of the Angels.' to a hushed hall.
A beautiful, respectful and poignant assembly.
Helping a National Charity
During a Pupil Power meeting we talked about how to raise money for Comic Relief and what else we could do to add to the money we could raise for a
It was decided by us all that we would have three stalls set up in school on 'Red Nose Day.' We all signed a letter informing the parents of our plans to raise money - guess the number of sweets in the jar, name the cuddly toy and locate where a red nose was buried on a treasure map.
It was a great success and we raised £451 - see the newsletter below for more details.
Our Environmental Project
Northumbrian Water are going to help us with this project.
Our school pond needs some TLC and who better to help us than Northumbrian Water who are going to use their expertise to clean and filtrate the water.
A group of volunteers will help Pupil Power tidy the whole area around the pond and give it a 'make over!'
Pupil Power will exchange their uniforms for work wear as they are all going to 'muck in' by clearing rubbish, painting fences and planting.
The children will be planting vegetables that will be used in school so ...
'Let's dig for Biddick!'
Read what the volunteers said about our school and children...
I really enjoyed my day.
The children are a real credit to the school.
The garden outside the entrance gives a great first impression - you can see the expectations are high before you get into the school.
I would come back anytime - your children are great!
This is a lovely school with lovely children.
On Wednesday 19th June 2019 Pupil Power worked with Northumbrian Water to clear the pond area.
The children worked really hard and the volunteers from Northumbrian Water were so impressed with them.