C of E (VA) Junior School
Biscuit Sale - Year 6
Year 6 made biscuits, and held a sale for their chosen charities. They raise a total of £60.52. Well done Year 6!
Born Free Foundation
The children in Woosh club had a plant sale, and made and sold bird feeders. They raised just over £50 and have been able to adopt a dolphin through the Born Free Foundation for one year - Muddy and her calves. They received an adoption pack certificate and cuddly dolphin. With the money left over they are going to buy some caterpillars which they will feed and watch until they become butterflies. Thank you to the parents who bought plants and bird feeders.
Tearfund - loose change collection
The children in Year 6 collected loose change, hoping to reach 5.5m of coins (roughly representing the distance from here to Brazil). They raised £12.40 for the Tearfund charity.
On 29th March, for a donation of 50p, children came to school in sporty clothes. Each class also completed a sporting challenge. A fantastic £132.64 was raised, thank you for your donations.
Our pupils, joined by children from Dunchurch Infant School, took part in Sign2Sing on 7th February. They learnt 'Friends Forever' in sign language and sign on the day. We also held a cake sale to raise money for the Deaf Awareness charity, and raised £204.22!!
Christmas Jumper Day
Pupils and Staff wore Christmas jumpers to school, in return for a donation to Save the Children. £73.30 was raised.
Children In Need - 17th November
The school council organised a cake sale and non-uniform day for Children In Need. A brilliant £381.20 was raised. Thank you to all who donated.
Christmas Shoebox Appeal - Samaritan's Purse
We supported the Christmas Shoebox appeal again this year. Thank you to all of the children who brought in filled and wrapped shoeboxes, an impressive number of shoeboxes were collected. These were collected by the Samaritan's Purse charity and distributed to children around the world who would otherwise not receive a Christmas gift.
Jeans for Genes Day
We took part in Jeans for Genes day, where children wore jeans to school in return for a donation to the charity. The money raised, £135.48, will help to transform the lives of children affected by a genetic disorder.
Roald Dahl Day
The children in Year 3 took part in Roald Dahl Day again this year. They came to school dressed up as Roald Dahl characters, and made a donation to the Roald Dahl children's charity. The day raised £47.10.
Rotary Club Bulb Planting
On Tuesday 31st October Mike Beck from the Rotary Club led our school assembly and told the children all about the work that they are doing to help raise awareness of Polio. He explained to the children that this very nasty disease is on the verge of being eradicated, with only handfuls of cases being reported in places Afganistan. For the past few years the Rotary club assisted by other local community groups and schools have been planting purple crocus bulbs to raise awareness of Polio. They use purple as when children in other countries receive the polio vaccination their finger is marked with a purple spot. Following the assembly children from 3KB went to the green in the village to help plant 5000 bulbs, which should create quite a display in the spring. The Rotary Club also kindly donated 1000 bulbs to school, which we hope to get planted soon.
Harvest Festival - Foodbank collection (September 2017)
As part of Harvest Festival, we asked the children to bring in a contribution of food, to be donated to the Rugby Foodbank. Thank you to everyone who brought food, this will be collected by someone from Rugby Foodbank and will be given to people in crisis.
Biscuit Sale - Unicef
We held a biscuit sale, the proceeds of which - £176.28 - was donated to Unicef.
Young Carers - Cake Sale
In April we held a cake sale to raise money for the Warwickshire Young Carers Project. We raised just over £54!
Red Nose Day
The school council arranged a number events for Red Nose Day this year. The children wore red, held a cake sale, a bring and buy sale and a sponsored jog around the field. We raised just over £230 for Comic Relief.
Charity Non-Uniform Day
On Friday 16th December we held a non-uniform day to raise money for the Mar Ephraim (Syrian Orthodox Christian) School in Bethlehem. Thank you to everyone who sent in money. We have sent our donation via the Coventry Diocese.
Once again this year, pupils at Dunchurch Boughton CofE (VA) Junior School kindly filled and wrapped shoeboxes for the T4U shoebox appeal (www.teams4u.com). The children brought in their shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts, and these were collected to be transported to vulnerable children and families in Eastern Europe through schools, nurseries, day centres and orphanages.
Children In Need
The children had a cake sale and non-uniform day on Friday 18th November for Children In Need. Thanks to the generosity of parents and children we raised a fantastic £324!
Roald Dahl Day
On 13th September 2016, children in Year 3 had a dress up day to raise money for the Roald Dahl Marvellous-Children's charity. They raised £51.00. This was linked to the Roald Dahl work they have been doing in Literacy.
In February 2016 the children took part in the Sign2Sing event once again. Sign2Sing is an annual event organised by the Deaf Health Charity Sign Health. The children learned a song and simple signs to perform along with it, and were joined by the children from Dunchurch Infant School to perform the song together. All of the children signed brilliantly. Between the donations brought in on Sign2Sing day and money raised through a cake sale, the amount raised for Sign2Sing was a fantastic £212.27!
CHILDREN IN NEED We had a non-uniform day this year which raised £186.43 for Children In Need.
POPPY APPEAL On 11th November at 11am, the children observed a minute's silence in a special Armistice Day assembly. During the day they made poppies and wrote messages of remembrance on them. The children and staff also raised £82.71 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal through the sale of poppies.
OXFAM Children in Year 4 held a charity day in October (including a cake, book and toy sale), raising £159.88 for Oxfam.
CANCER RESEARCH UK As part of their 50th year celebrations Braiswick Photography are donating a percentage of their profits from each school photo shoot to Cancer Research UK. Following our recent photo shoot with them they donated £48 to the charity.
ROALD DAHL CHARITY Children in Year 3 raised £50.16 as part of their Roald Dahl day. This was for the Roald Dahl charity which funds 'Roald Dahl Nurses' for children.
HARVEST FESTIVAL For the harvest assembly this year children brought in tins and packets of food for the Rugby Food Bank. The Food Bank were very grateful to the parents for their donations. A member of staff from the Food Bank came into an assembly to talk to the children about the work of the Food Bank and how and where their donations would help local people. The children in Year 4 also visited the Food Bank as part of their comparison of Rugby and Dunchurch. They helped to sort the food into the correct crates and found out about who is entitled to the food and how the Food Bank operates.
Other recent charities our parents/ pupils have supported include the Sport Relief, Myton Hospice, Cancer Research, NSPCC, Blue Peter 'Send a Smile' Campaign, WWF, Cord, UNICEF, Christian Aid, DEC Haiti earthquake appeal, DEC Pakistan flood appeal, Samaritans Purse and Children In Need.