At Rimrose Hope, we take very seriously the fostering and encouragement of a spirit of generosity and responsible citizenship among our pupils, and so every child is given the opportunity to partake charitable initiatives.
Through our Epraise reward system, we provide the children with the opportunity to donate their hard-earned points to a charitable cause. Epraise provides the children with the opportunity to make informed decisions as to which charity they wish to contribute towards.
Epraise charities, which have been selected, have been chosen by the children through assemblies and PHSE work. Charities have also been chosen by parents and carers during Parents' Evenings.
As a school we actively promote the Christian value of Service and Stewardship and parents and children are encouraged to speak to School Council members if there is a local or national charity they wish school to support.
The children in year 6 completed the Smile Challenge in July 2018. The children were given £10 per group, the children had to think of a worthy cause within our community to support. The children chose Four Seasons Learning Rooms, a local charity that provides work experience for local adults with additional needs within our community.
On completion of our Coasts topic about the devastating impact plastics have on our world, the children decided that they would design and make a range of re-usable bags to sell. The children wanted their product to have two main functions; send a message to people about protecting our planet from harmful plastics and to be a functional bag for people to use for years to come instead of using plastic carrier bags.
The children researched existing products, designed and produced their product then marketed their product.
The children worked incredibly hard and was were able to raise in excess of £250 for the chosen charity. A group representative visited the local centre with the cheque and met some local people who use the facilities at the centre.
Marie Curie Cancer Research
The children throughout the school researched the vital work and legacy of Mari Curie. The children also held a cake sale and donated all proceeds to the charity.
The children in year 5/6 received a visit from a representative from Dogs’ Trust. After tbd visit the children decided to raise awareness of the charity and began to collect food donations to take to the shelter for the animals
We first heard of Dr. John’s Liverpool Shoebox appeal back in 2018, the children decided that they wanted to support this Christian charity and so last year we began to pack shoeboxes full of gifts, toys, books and treats as Christmas gifts for children living in Romania. Last year, through the kindness and generosity of children, families and staff, we packed 98 boxes that were sent off to Romania to make children smile at Christmas. This year, through the determination and support of the children and families, we were able to pack a staggering 185 boxes! As well as packing a huge amount of boxes, the children decided that this year that they wanted to send a personal greeting to the children, so wrote Christmas cards in Romanian. Through our link with Dr. John, the children were able to see pictures of the children opening their gifts as well as receive updates from the charity.
A huge thank you to all pupils, parents and staff for their contributions to the shoebox appeal. We surpassed last year’s efforts and managed to collect a staggering 185 shoeboxes! We delivered them to Dr John who will take them to the children in Romania! Thank you again for your continued support!