We support lots of charities throughout the year and staff, children and their families are always extremely generous in their support of others. Money is raised through fund raising events, fairs and charitable donations from the school community. In recent years we have made donations to CAFOD, Save the Children, NSPCC (Number Day) The Poppy Appeal, Red Nose Day, Comic Relief, Children In Need and McMillan.
We also support Hexham’s local Food Bank by collecting and donating food during Advent. In addition to this we have an international links that we support: The Bauleni School in Zambia is a special needs school for children. Fr Anthony Cornforth makes regular visits and updates our pupils with a series of power point assemblies (See attached)
Lenten Fun Run for Water: The whole school take part in a sponsored walk / run challenge on our school field. The children complete as many laps as they can in 30 minutes of fun. The money raised supported CAFODS Walk for water appeal
Lenten Penny Challenge: The whole school take part in the collection of pennies throughout the Lenten term. This culminates in a community event involving parents where each class displays their pennies on the playground. Following this, all the pennies are totalled and the money raised supports the Bauleni School in Zambia.
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