Fundraising at Bowlish Infant School
It is a tradition at Bowlish Infant School to support a charity each year with a focus on local charities whenever possible. The School Council members meet to discuss ideas for fundraising.
The children decided to raise funds for the World Wide Fund for Nature (UK) and held their charity week in May. We are now deciding which animals to sponsor and look forward to the cuddly toys and information about the animals arriving in school. The children raised just over £360 through activities such as a word search, a competition to design a poster, collecting coins and holding a book and cake sale. Well done to everyone for taking part and raising so much money for the charity.
The children took their lead from Captain Sir Tom Moore to raise money for The Royal British Legion and NHS. They took part in activities selected by each class to raise money through sponsorship; running around the playground, walking around the school site, moving across the timber trail and jumping hurdles on the playground - all at least 100 times for each class! Well done to the children for all of their efforts which raised £996 to share between the two charities.
School in a Bag - 2018/19
In 2018 - 2019 our fundraising supported a charity based in Somerset called 'School in a bag'. The charity works to help orphan, vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world. Each school bag is filled with stationery equipment and resources that will enable the children to access learning through having the right equipment to take to school or to access learning in their community if they are displaced and unable to attend a school. This was a very worthy charity to support and the children learnt about the conditions that many children in different parts of the world have to deal with in order to access learning. To find out more about the charity please visit their website at www.schoolinabag.org. Please visit our news page for photographs of the children raising money and packing the school bags!
Guide Dogs for the Blind and Happy Landings - 2017/18
The School Council decided to support two charities this year which are 'Guide Dogs for the Blind' and 'Happy Landings' animal sanctuary. The school split all monies raised between both charities in July 2018.