Supporting charity organisations is an important part of our Christian values and ethos. We recognise the responsibility we all share to care for our neighbours and people and places further afield.
Each year the parents and pupils at St. Michael’s are exceptionally generous in their support for our charities. Children actively and enthusiastically take part in fun non-competitive activities such as dress-up days.
We regularly celebrate our charity work in collective worship and children feel very involved and see the positive impact they have made on others’ lives. They gain a deep understanding of the importance of helping others, of education and the high value of their contributions.
We support a number of local, national and international charities.
Local food bank
We celebrate Harvest Day in late October by gathering donations for our local food bank. Children bring non-perishable food to school. After a special assembly celebrating the harvest and remember those less fortunate, parents help pack the food for collection.
Children in Need and Comic Relief
Each November and March we raise money for Children In Need and Comic Relief. In the past we have had pyjama, sports heroes and superheroes dress-up days. Last year, we raised £546.41!
Operation Christmas Child
In November we support the Samaritan gift aid appeal, sending Christmas shoe boxes to children in countries where there has been war, poverty or natural disasters. Our pupils show empathy for the children who receive the gifts, many of whom have been orphaned. This may be the only gift they receive at Christmas time.
St Michael’s School has a special longstanding connection with Kirima primary school in rural Uganda, sponsoring children to attend school and raising money for particular projects. Last year we raised £94.66!
Our parents’ body (the SMSA) sponsors three children at Kirima, as do many individual parents. If you would like to sponsor a child or help with fundraising, contact the school office.