Every year at The Park we like to raise awareness and encourage the children to get involved in the work of national and local charities.
Each year group chooses an event to support or organise to raise money or support in a different way. They are supported by the charity leadership team who are a group of pupil volunteers from years 1 to 6.
Children in Need – Diego’s Bike Ride
On Saturday 3rd November 2018, Diego and his family organised a sponsored bike ride to raise money for Children in Need.
13 children from year 3 and some of their parents met at Morrisons in Fishponds and cycled 12 miles via the Bristol to Bath cycle track to Royal Victoria Park, Bath.
The children and weather were fabulous, and all completed the ride, with plenty of energy left over for a play in the park.
Between them they raised £870 for Children in Need.
We are really proud of all the children. Diego and his family think that Children in Need is a fantastic cause and they will certainly be trying to organise something again next year.
Our first event was a collection of tins and packets of food to support the East Bristol food bank. We collected a record amount of food and gave thanks for these at our Harvest assembly on Monday 3rd October.
On 8th October we took part in the BBC Countryfile ‘Children in Need Ramble’ and enjoyed a walk along the Cotswolds Way from Swineford to Kelston. Thank you to Mrs Whitney for organising this event.
Our next event was the Coffee Morning to support Cancer Research. The staff made a delicious selection of cakes and breakfast and after school club joined in to help us raise £167
Children in Need day was well supported, as always, and everyone had fun dressing up in spots and Pudsey merchandise. The reception team made cakes and biscuits and sold them at break time with the help of the charity team. We raised a fabulous £761
In November we supported the work of the poppy appeal by selling poppy merchandise in school. Year 6 led us in an assembly explaining the significance of the poppy appeal and the year 6 pupils attended the service of remembrance in Kingswood.
On the last day of term 2 we joined in with Christmas jumper day to raise money for Save the Children. The pupils and staff looked very jolly and year 2 also held a cookie sale. In total we raised £545
Our next event will be to support Comic Relief Red Nose Day on 24th March. We will be wearing something red for the day and sporting our red noses.
In May year one would like to raise money for their chosen charity which is CLIC by organising Wig Wednesday. Pupils and staff are invited to wear a wig for the day. More details will follow nearer the date.
During this academic year 2015-2016 we have decided to continue supporting Cancer Research UK as well as getting involved with Sport Relief, Children in Need and the Bristol Food Project.
Sport Relief Day Staff Bake Off
The staff enjoyed taking part in this very popular annual event. The entries were, as usual, outstanding and delicious. The winner this year was Mrs Evans with her beautiful mini Victoria sandwiches. We look forward to next year’s event.
On Sport Relief day, year 5 enjoyed a day of non-stop sports activities. They asked friends and family to sponsor them. Our two year 5 charity leaders reported on the fun and exhausting event.
Year 5 Sport Relief
We had a non-stop day of sports. First we did a big Wake and Shake. Then we played football. After we did a round of three events which were hockey, tennis and lacrosse. We then played bench ball and ran a cross country route. Then it was break time. After break we did Zumba dancing and dodgeball. Then we did kabaddi before lunch. After lunch it was rounders, yoga and a sports circuit. Finally it was home time. We all had a fab day and it was all for a great cause. By Paige
On Friday morning we did a Sport Relief Wake and Shake with the whole school joining in on the playground. After the register we went back outside and split into 6 teams.
Our first game was football followed by hockey, lacrosse and tennis. Then we did a cross country run before break. After break Charlie’s mum led us all in a Zumba workout which was great fun. As well as Zumba we played bench ball and dodgeball before lunchtime.
After lunch we did kabaddi, cricket, circuit training and then yoga. We were all exhausted but had such a great day raising money for a good cause. By Bethany
Our school raised an amazing £3,300 for this charity. Thank you to all those who helped organise and lead and to those who took part with such great enthusiasm and energy. We look forward to our next charity event.