Children in Need
Here at Windsor Park Middle School, we fully support this excellent cause and over the years have raised lots of money for Pudsey Bear which helps towards improving the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
This year we supported the charity by asking our children to be 'Champions of Change'. This was an exciting initiative as it puts the children in charge!
Through Champions of Change, children across the UK were empowered to plan and run their own events to raise money for BBC Children in Need. Through tailored lesson plans and the help of exciting, adaptable fundraising tools, children developed new skills, had lots of fun and raised money to help young people everywhere have a safe and happy life.
Instead of raising money just on the day each house form was asked to come up with a charity challenge that took place over a number of days. This also became a challenge between the forms to see who raised the most money.
As always, there was a special 'Children In Need' assembly held on Thursday, 19th November, when our Senior Student Leadership Team and School Councillors shared some of the highlights of the day with the children. This showed them what happens to their money and the significant difference it makes. There was also a prize for the house form who raised the most money – this was Alton 4 with £141.78 – form members took part in a sponsored silence, students guessed how many miles Mr Smith cycled in an hour and another activity was to guess the number of sweets in the jar. Well done!
Other house charity challenges were Pudsey & Blush selfies, pin an eyepatch or bow on Pudsey & Blush, raffles, guess the teacher from their baby photographs, selling cakes, guess the weight of some sweets, selfie booth, a wembo competition and welly wanging, guess how many items were in a jar, penalty shoot and netball shoot.
Well done to everyone – in total our 12 house forms raised £718.59 for Children in Need. Thank you to everyone for your support in raising this fantastic amount.
Red Nose Day
Windsor Park helped this worthwhile cause by raising £620.00 towards changing lives in the UK and across Africa. Students and staff enjoyed making their faces funny for money - take a look at some of them!