Each year we raise hundreds of pounds for a range of charities, some International, many National, some are more local. Often the children come to us with their own ideas and we will always try to support them in their endeavours.
We hold many fundraising events in school. These have included ‘Children in Need’, ‘Sports Relief’, Macmillan Coffee Mornings, knitting yellow jumpers for the ‘Tour de France’ and many others.
Keep an eye out for our next fundraising event!
Spring and Summer Terms 2017
We had successful coffee mornings raising funds for the British Heart Foundation and also for the defibrillator which we now have outside school. We are very proud to have this located on the school premises and have undertaken to help with the ongoing costs. We made a donation to the Village Association who are managing the upkeep of the defibrillators. In May we hosted the walkers undertaking the 20 mile route as part of the annual Rotary Club Nidderdale walk. We raised almost £200 which has funded an amazing end of Sats treat for our Year 6 pupils, a further donation to the Village Association for the upkeep of the defibrillator plus we will be funding some end of term treats for our younger children. Red Nose day was another successful fundraiser, one we look forward to each year. The children enjoyed coming to school in non uniform with a red twist raising £70 in the process.
We have started the year with some great events and efforts, see our newsletters for details (on the News Page)and photos of these events. So far…………………
- Roald Dahl Charity Fundraiser -£31 raised. Children enjoyed coming to school dressed as their favourite characters. We undertook Roald Dahl themed activities and had lots of fun. Class 3 even have a Dahl themed classroom with chair tidies carrying on the theme of the children’s favourite literary characters.
- Macmillan Coffee Morning – £205 raised. We support this every year and always have excellent support from families and pupils as well as from our local community. The children entertained visitors with some specially learned songs and the School Council enjoyed selling the cakes and running the raffle. As a school and village community we have experienced the devastating impact on a family caused by cancer and each year we do our little bit to support the efforts of the Macmillan nurses and Cancer Research UK.
- School Council Social Evening Fundraiser for Our Sponsor child raised £250 to cover the cost of our sponsorship for the year. Well Done School Council. Onc again we had a pie and pea supper with great entertainment courtesy of Mrs Snape and Miss Reinsch who were our bingo callers for the evening. The PTFA kindly undertook the catering and served food to our guests. 5Thankyou PTFA. We sponsor a child, Fatumata, and have undertaken to do this until she reaches 18. As a result of our sponsorship she receives health care and attends school. Fatumata is our second sponsor child, having sponsored a girl called Nomsa for several years. For Nomsa and her family our sponsorship made the difference after the death of her father, enabling Nomsa to stay in education until the age of 18. We do this sponsorship through the charity Plan – if you would like to find out more have a look at our display in the school hall or look on the Plan website .
- Little Princess Wigs– Connie is having her long hair cut off in aid of a charity which makes wigs for children suffering cancer related hair loss. Look in newsletter to see how much she raises and for some photos.
- Poppy Appeal. See the Newsletter 11/11/16 for photos and details of our Remembrance Service with collection for the Poppy Appeal. We were delighted to be informed that we had raised £68 for this worthy cause.
- Children in Need 18th November – We had a fantastic day on Friday 18th November and raised over £60.00.
Glasshouses school along with Nidderdale High School and St Cuthbert’s primary school has established a partnership with three schools in Kenya; Mida, Mbarakachembe and Mzizima Primary Schools. Glasshouses partner school is Mbarakachembe school.
The headteacher at Mbarakachembe, Nicholas Mwangala, visited school along with his colleagues Kanundu Ngumbao and Silas Musinda in 2009 and school had great fun entertaining our guests, learning about school life in Kenya and learning songs in Swahili.
The partnership is part of the DFID Global Schools Partnership (DGSP) sponsored reciprocal exchange and has been running since 2009. The purpose of the partnership is to foster links between schools and focus on similarities and differences between the two regions and their communities. This is particularly useful in developing a wider awareness of how children’s lives differ around the world and pays particular attention to five ‘Global Dimension Themes’ which guide pupils towards a better understanding of what it means to be a good global citizen.
Our children have established links with children in Mbarakachembe and they have worked together on projects such as making greeting cards as well as using School Council funds to buy footballs and other equipment for their peers in Kenya.
We have been sponsoring a child from Africa for a number of years. She has now finished her education and has gained a succesful place at a university.
We have now moved on to help another needy child. Her name is Fatumata Buaro. She is 7 years old and lives with her parents in the Bafata region of Guinea-Bissau on the west coast of Africa where Fulani is their spoken language. She attends the local primary school some 30 minutes walk from her village. Fatumata and her family have access to water from a well which is a round trip of up to 30 minutes away. Her nearest health facility is over 45 minutes away. Fatumata’s family live in a house made of adobe with a metal roof and an earth floor. Her father is a peasant farmer.