Each year the whole Froebelian School community, including the FPTA, supports designated local, national and (this year) international charities and community projects.
During 2016/17 we raised a staggering £3000 which was divided between The Royal British Legion – Horsforth Branch, Lighthouse Futures Trust and St Gemma’s Hospice as well as an additional £4200 for the NSPCC.
Our school charities for 2017/18 are:
– For people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Offering expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.
– The beautiful island of Funzi is a popular tourist destination in Kenya. Visitors enjoy the rich wildlife and feast on locally caught seafood. However, the people in the villages of Bodo and Funzi endure very different conditions. The Funzi and Bodo Trust works with the villagers to provide healthcare and to improve educational facilities.Through its activities the charity hopes to break the cycle of poverty which afflicts people’s lives.
In addition to this throughout the year the school supports a number of other charities and community projects including:
- Horsforth Live at Home Scheme
- St George’s Crypt
- The Willows
- Bursary Funding
- Horsforth Walk of Art
- Children in Need
- Red Nose Day
- Sport Relief
- Carols on The Green Horsforth
- Brake Road Safety
- Make a Wish Foundation
- Children with Cancer
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.