Each year the whole Froebelian School community, including the FPTA, supports designated local, national or international charities and community projects. Fundraising is a great way in which the whole school community can work together on a common goal and maintaining this sense of community is very important to us.
For 2022/23 we have chosen to support Shelter. Shelter exists to defend the right to a safe home. ‘Because home is everything.’ The annual Form IV conquering of the Three Yorkshire Peaks took place in September raising over £1000 so we are off to a flying start!
In 2021/22 we supported Save the Children. The charity believes that children shouldn’t be defined by their situation, but by who they are and what they can be. In 2020 alone, they helped 45 million children across the world get the medicine, good food and education they need with nearly 600,000 supporters, alongside families, nurses, teachers and other workers. Fundraising began with Form IV (Year 6) children conquering The Yorkshire Three Peaks – raising a massive £1396.00 and Mrs Dodds raised over £1000 by doing a death defying wing walk. The school was delighted to present a cheque for £4499.53 to representative Jeanette Mowat recently.
In 2019/2020 charity fundraising efforts were cut short due to the school closure. As such, we decided to continue supporting Yorkshire Air Ambulance for the following academic year – 2020/2021. Despite the circumstances the whole Froebelian Family came together to raise an outstanding £6024.39.
In addition to this throughout the year the school supports a number of other charities and community projects including:
- MHA (formerlyHorsforth Live at Home Scheme)
- Young Minds
- Jeans for Genes
- NSPCC & Childline
- St George’s Crypt
- The Willows, Horsforth
- Horsforth Walk of Art
- Children in Need
- Red Nose Day
- Sport Relief
- Brake Road Safety
- The Ukraine
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.