Charity and Community Projects

Charity

Each year the whole Froebelian School community, including the FPTA, supports designated local, national or international charities and community projects.

During 2018/19 we raised £tbc….. for Childline

This year’s charity is Yorkshire Air Ambulance –  which relies on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help save lives across Yorkshire.  As a Charity they only receive help through secondment of paramedics from the NHS, through Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust. To keep both of Yorkshire’s air ambulances in the air they need to raise £12,000 per day.  This is equivalent to £4.4 million per year. As a rapid response air emergency service the Charity serves a population of approximately 5 million people across 4 million acres. The two Air Ambulances operate from The Nostell Priory Estate near Wakefield and RAF Topcliffe near Thirsk, and together both Air Ambulances cover the whole of the region.

In addition to this throughout the year the school supports a number of other charities and community projects including:

We invite representatives to come and talk to the whole school about their work because we believe that children benefit from a close involvement with the charity.  This helps them to understand the value of helping others which sits well with the ethos of the school, particularly our original school motto of “Serve and Endeavour”.

The children are involved in fundraising activity individually, in their forms, houses or as a complete school. It helps them remain grounded, and understand how lucky they are to enjoy good health and wellbeing. We also ensure that the children develop organisational skills through fundraising; this complements the growth of their social awareness and an appreciation of the value of money, and the effort that goes into earning it.

Arrange a visit to the school, you can meet some of our staff and pupils.

The Froebelian Flyers

This year we have introduced Froebelian Flyers. Each week staff nominate pupils who they believe have best met the characteristics of one of the flyers.