Each year the whole Froebelian School community, including the FPTA, supports designated local, national or international charities and community projects.
Not only that, but two intrepid teams of pupils, staff and parents raised an additional £1400 by taking part in a Swim-Athon and The Great Knaresborough Bed Race.
This year’s charity is Childline – Childline helps anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. Whether it’s something big or small, their trained counsellors support young people and is free, confidential and available any time, day or night.
In addition to this throughout the year the school supports a number of other charities and community projects including:
- Horsforth Live at Home Scheme
- Jeans for Genes
- St George’s Crypt
- The Willows
- Bursary Funding
- Horsforth Walk of Art
- Children in Need
- Red Nose Day
- Sport Relief
- Brake Road Safety
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.