Charities at Kirby Hill Primary School
At Kirby Hill Primary School, we believe in extending the pupils’ education far beyond the classroom walls; a central part of our ethos is that we aim to inspire caring and compassionate children ready to face life’s challenges. We would like our pupils to be engaged with the real world and have an understanding of, and make a positive contribution towards, society. The school council plays a pivotal role in listening to pupil’s ideas, selecting charities, discussing ideas and planning fundraising events. The pupils, parents and friends of Kirby Hill Primary School support a variety of charities throughout the school year in addition to the Fairtrade stall that the Fairtrade Committee run every week.
See below for our contributions towards different charities.
In December a group of pupils attended and participated in the Christingle Service at All Saints Church, Kirby Hill, having made their Christingles in school. The service raises funds for The Children's Society.
Christmas Tree Festival
Children attending the After School Club demonstrated their crafting to make a wigwam tree, which was decorated with wool for their entry in the children's category at St James's Church, Boroughbridge Christmas Tree Festival. Funds raised at the event help support the local Boroughbridge Community Care organisation.
Rotary Shoebox Appeal
This year donations were made for the shoebox appeal. Shoeboxes were generously filled with gifts and donated through the Rotary Shoebox appeal to spread Christmas cheer to others.
£72.30 was collected by pupils, through the sale of poppies at our school this November, in support of the Royal British Legion appeal.
Ripon Community House and Harrogate Homeless Project
On 16th October children were invited to bring to school donations of food to celebrate Harvest Festival thanksgiving. These were donated to Ripon Community House and Harrogate Homeless Project. They aim to provide food or to offer support with whatever difficulties anyone may be facing. They, and we, really appreciate and are grateful for the kindness and generosity of our families.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
On 27th September 2023 our YR6 class hosted an epic coffee morning, inviting friends, family and members of our local school community to raise funds for everyone effected by cancer. An amount of £132.96 was raised in support.
First Steps 2 School - Peru
A Pyjama Day was held on November 10th when pupils paid 50p to wear their pyjamas to school. The School Council, along with the support of the rest of Year6 also organised games for the children to play at play time. An amazing amount of £98.43 was raised to be donated to the school in Peru.
On Friday 11th March 2022 pupils dressed in blue and yellow, (the colours of the flag of Ukraine), to show their support for those in crisis in Ukraine. The very generous amount of £280.50 was donated by our families to aid humanitarian work.
Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day
Our school held its annual Christmas jumper day on December 15th 2021, to coincide with our Christmas Dinner Day. Our families helped to raise £92 for this fabulous charity.
Children with Cancer UK
We have some budding entrepreneurs and philanthropists in Oak class with some of our children using their ‘Golden Time’ to raise money for charity! We have enjoyed watching and helping them come up with ideas; consider the cost to produce an item and evaluate what it could retail at. A child organised a cake stall and two other children created top trump style cards and sold these to their peers. The children raised an amazing £40.75 and decided that they would like the money to go to a Children’s Cancer Charity. Watch out Alan Sugar! imagine what they will achieve in the future!
Red Nose Day
Children came to school on Friday 19th March 2021 wearing something red in support of Comic Relief. An amazing amount of £156.00 was raised for Comic Relief.
At the end of July 2019 our YR6 Children organised and ran their own fundraising stalls over a whole week to raise money for a range of their own selected charities and managed to collect a whopping £224.24.
First Steps 2 School - Peru
The School Council, on behalf of their peers, chose to start a fundraising campaign to help provide essential learning equipment and resources for a nursery in Peru. Some of our local residents are trustees for the charity and they visit the nursery in Peru on a regular basis. Our children were so moved by the difference that this nursery if making to the lives of the children there that they wanted to contribute towards it. The School Council held a cake sale on 5th July and managed to raise over £70. The trustees came into school to collect the money and to say thank you during Collective Worship.