Every week is a special week at Lever House but I particularly love Charity Week.
The children in Year 6 choose a Charity they wish to support, write to them to tell them what they intend to do and then do it!
This usually involves making games, a whole range of activities (such as nail painting etc), baking and selling cakes, running raffles, guess the name of a toy and selling bracelets etc.
All the school gets to visit the Charity Year 6 room three times during the week and spend up to a £1.00 on each visit.
We also invited the parents and carers in from Year 6 to see what their children had created and spend a £1.00 too.
We usually raise over £700 for the charities during this week.
The children launched Charity Week in Assembly on Monday and we will hold a prize giving assembly on Friday to see who has won all the raffles and competitions!
What I am particularly pleased about and proud of, is the bravery our children show. Some of the charities they are raising money for is very personal to them. Many for instance are raising money for cancer research because they have lost relations to this illness.
Our children stood up in assembly and told about the relatives they loved who have died and why they are raising money to help stop this in the future.
They will be writing to the charities to come into school to tell our pupils about themselves and what each charity does and how the money raised will be spent.
Well done Yr 6!!!