Charity Work

Pupils at Vicarage Park are keen supporters of various charities.

For the past four years, as part of their curriculum, pupils in Year 5 have held a charity week which has regularly supported Action Aid and Christian Aid.

In addition to this, pupils support annual national events like Children in Need and Save the Children Christmas Jumper day as well as local initiatives such as the Christmas Shoebox appeal, and local charities like Blackwell Sailing who provide sailing experiences for people with disabilities.

Pupils understand that it is much more than just raising money for causes. For example, they experience what not having water readily available feels like and this increases their sense of responsibilty to take action for fairness and equality.

Pupils also having a growing understanding that charities are belief in action. During 2018 we looked at the origins and history of Christian Aid and discovered that the charity was founded in 1945 by British and Irish churches to help refugees following the second world war. Since then, for more than 70 years, Christian Aid have provided humanitarian relief and long-term development support for poor communities worldwide, while highlighting suffering, tackling injustice and championing people’s rights. 

More fascinating charity facts coming soon.