All pupils are encouraged to help organise and support a range of activities to contribute to local and national charities. We feel it is important to raise their awareness that there are people in the world less fortunate, and that people’s practical needs can be met.
Pupils are regularly involved in various events and themed days to raise funds for worthy local and national causes. Last year we supported a number of charities and good causes including WE Day, GROW Project and Dementia Friends. We look forward to the many charity events that we can host or take part in next year.
WE Day is a charity project with the aim of raising global awareness and encouraging children to make an impact in our local and global communities. Children are challenge to think about the everyday issues that the charity supports such as poverty, pollution, animal cruelty, littering and many more. In March some pupils got the opportunity to attend the WE Day celebrations held at Wembley Arena.
Pupils have been raising money to help with Loughton’s GROW Project. The project aims to bring people together to grow food, while also connecting with others and learning new skills. In time the space will be transformed from an overgrown plot of land, to a vibrant, inclusive community garden.
A huge well done to our Green Team who have just completed the Eco-Schools Bronze Award! In order to be awarded this status the pupils had to complete a number of actions, therefore have been working hard to complete an environmental review, and have now written an action plan that they will work on
Epping Forest Foodbank is part of a UK foodbank network and is run by volunteers to help provide food for people in crisis in the Epping Forest District. A big thank you for all your donations!
The pupil’s chosen charity last year was Action Aid. This is an international charity that works with the poorest women and girls in the world, with the aim of changing their lives for good. In aid of the charity, pupils organised and ran a very successful fundraiser. The hall was buzzing as pupils and staff gave change in exchange for snacks and fun competitions. Fry house even took part in a sponsored silence (which the teachers seemed to really enjoy!).
Jeans for Genes Day
Junior and Senior Braeside pupils raised money for Jeans For Genes charity by wearing non-school uniform with an item of denim. The charity committee were responsible for promoting the event and collecting donations and everybody took part – including staff. Ms Moon / Ms Salam conducted an assembly to demonstrate what the purpose of the charity is and look at the different children that the charity supports. The pupils were pleased to contribute to such a worthy cause.
The Braeside Charity Committee organised a non-school uniform day (with an item of red clothing) for Comic Relief today. Pupils wore noses, deely boppers and other red items of clothing to celebrate and raise money for the charity.
Some chosen charities over recent years have been:
- Roald Dahl Charity
- Jeans for Genes
- GROW Project
- WE Day
- Dementia Friends
- Sport Relief
- Children in Need
- Teenage Cancer Trust
- And many more…