The Bible is very clear that everything in the world comes from God and we are merely stewards of all we have. Jesus very clearly instructed the rich young ruler: ‘give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven;” while St Paul writes: ‘You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully’.
This not only shows that we are entrusted with all we have, but also that we have a responsibility to use this to help others.
At the King’s CE School we have a clear vision to reach out to those who through no fault of their own endure hardship and pain and choose to support specific charities which reflect local, national and international need.
Our Charity Committee is made up predominantly of students of all ages with members of staff also involved. All events/activities are student led and all enjoy ownership and responsibility for them.
For the past two years we have supported the International charity: SOS Children’s Villages and specifically Barrett Town in Jamaica. This is currently our school charity (See additional information) nationally we regularly support MacMillan and Cancer Research as well as MND, Children in Need and Comic (or Sport) Relief.
Locally, we have supported PCF Romania Projects and seek to support Compton Hospice and The Haven.
We are very passionate about supporting a range of charities and employ a variety of methods to do so!
Here is a snap shot of typical charity work that takes place in the autumn term
Cake sale for MacMillan at morning break and Coffee and Cake Break for staff and 6th Form at Lunchtime. ( Raised £165 for Macmillan)
Harvest collection (House/form activity): buy a chicken/goat (inter house fund raising competition)
Culture Day’ (celebrating the diversity of cultures represented within our school community (35 first languages other than English; 13 nationalities of origin other than Irish or British)).
Our ‘Culture Day’ is an own clothes day where everyone wore either an outfit to represent their culture of origin OR one with which they wished to associate. Paying £1 (or as much as we can) pupils and staff show their true colours! Activities include music being played, food available to purchase (from samosas to donuts, Jamaican patties to spring rolls) and art workshops for year 6 pupils from local primary schools.
This is our major fundraising day for our school charity: SOS Children’s villages: supporting bhubaneshwar.in India. (please follow the link to discover more)
Children in need: November Activities to raise money for the national charity.
Final collection in December: for Little Brothers’ of the Good Shepherd food collection: collecting boxes of tinned goods/soap for the homeless in Wolverhampton.
Whilst these are the main focus for the coming term, we also regularly respond to initiatives suggested by pupils as we aim to raise as much as we can to help others.