At Courthill Infant School, we pride ourselves on being ambassadors for change. We value the rights of every child and will fight for change and insist on making a positive impact. For this reason we have committed to support Water Aid and Action Aid.
Further examples of community support
Genes for Genes day
At school, both staff and children wore their cool denim clothes as part of Jeans for Genes day. Jeans for Genes Day is a national fundraising event that encourages everyone to wear their jeans to school or work for one day each year. The money raised provides essential support to the half a million children in the UK living with the challenges of a life-altering genetic disorder. The Jeans for Genes Day fundraising efforts makes a big difference to children affected by genetic disorders.
We celebrated Children in Need by wearing pyjamas into school. Children in Need is a great charity to get involved in, as it helps children across the country who do not have access to their rights. We wore cosy pyjamas to school and raised lots of money.
We celebrated Red Nose Day by wearing red to mark the occasion and donating money to Comic Relief. Child voice: “In class, we were shown videos about children, similar to ourselves, from around the world who benefit greatly from our donations. We learnt that are donations also help pay for warm, nutritious meals for families in need.”
Pupils and staff took part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day. The whole school put on their festive knitwear to raise money for Save the Children. As ambassadors for children’s rights, we are proud to say we raised a lot of money that will go to Save the Children, making sure every child, no matter where they are born, has essentials like food and water, healthcare, education, protection and shelter.
Our Rights Respecting Ambassadors collected Harvest donations and asked the local food bank to attend the Harvest assembly. We were humbled by the work that takes place at the food bank and were surprised to find out how many people need of our help. We learnt that the best way to make a difference was, not only to donate, but to pass on our knowledge and make others aware. We are extremely lucky to be getting an education and we were told to make the most of the opportunities given to us.