Bedale Church Of England Primary School

Learning and Caring Together

Firby Road, Bedale, North Yorkshire, DL8 2AT

01677 422 401

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Fundraising and Charitable work

Throughout the year we hold various events to help raise money both for the school and other worthy causes, such as Wear it Pink Day, Children in Need, Read to Feed and Red Nose Day. We also have a long-standing relationship with Mettupalayam, an Indian village, with current and past staff having visited India to see the result of our work. We have also had visitors from the village visit Bedale.

RSPCA

The school council discussed four charities they would like to support. The rest of the school voted on which we will support this term, with the RSPCA winning the vote. Our Autumn scarecrow event recently raised money for the RSPCA through selling cakes and biscuits at stalls after school.

  

Children in Need

Each year we raise money in school for Children In Need through dressing up, having a cake stall and other fund-raising activities like making coin Pudseys.

We raised just over £300 for this year's appeal by coming to school in non-uniform and showing our spots. The heads of School Council led a collective worship at the end of the day. 

"We raised lots of money for charity." Ben M

"We were looking forward to tasting the cakes and seeing what they looked like." Josh

Rainforest

As part of our rainforest topic, the pupils in Years Five and Six saved money in jars and raised money by buying home-made badges. We raised a total of £206 which used to sponsor two acres of rainforest. Two years ago we also raised money (nearly £200) for the same charity, meaning that thanks to our school we have helped save four acres of precious rainforest.

 

Children In Need

Each year we raise money in school for Children In Need through dressing up, having a cake stall and other fund-raising activities like making coin Pudseys.

 

"Children in Need was fun because we dressed up as superheroes." Dillon

 

"We raised lots of money for charity." Ben M

 

"We were looking forward to tasting the cakes and seeing what they looked like." Josh

Mettupalayam

For twenty years now, we have had links with Mettupalayam in India (click the banner above to visit the Friends of Mettupalayam website), raising money for development projects such as building a new school and buying resources to support the community. Each year, we have at least one event that raises money and supports this project. In previous years, members of staff have visited India as well as having guests from the village here in Bedale to see our school. 

In the summer of 2017, Rosie and Francis visited to share their latest news from the village with Venkat and his daughter, who were visiting from Mettupalayam. They were able to share lots of information about a typical day in Little Crakehall School, Mettupalayam.

Over the years, we have raised money, made and presented resources to Rosie and Francis to be used in Mettupalayam. One such item was an interactive pay mat, which we presented shortly before Rosie and Francis went to visit.

Within a week of sending the play mat with Rosie and Francis, it was on its way to Mettupalyam. We have received a number of photographs showing how grateful the children and staff were for this resource and demonstrating how they will be able to use it.

We are regularly sent updates from the Friends of Mettupalayam, who tell us all about recent events and update us on the work being done, meanwhile in school we continue to think of other ways that we can support their ongoing work.

In the Autumn term 2015, Rosie and Francis also came to school to talk to the Year Five and Six pupils about the village project and the people that it has helped over the last twenty years.

In Autumn 2016 we have continued to develop out links with Crakehall School in Mettupalayam and support them, this time through the production of an interactive resource.

It was wonderful to welcome Francis and Rosie into school in October to handover the completed play mat, painstakingly created by a group of Year Six pupils and the help of Mrs Nattrass. This resource was designed, with careful thought, to help children to: learn their colours, match numerals to objects, name shapes, as well as much more.

Within a week of sending the play mat with Rosie and Francis, it was on its way to Mettupalyam. We have already been in receipt of a number of photographs showing how grateful the children and staff were for this resource and demonstrating how they will be able to use it.

We are regularly sent updates from the Friends of Mettupalaym, who tell us all about recent events and update us on the work being done, meanwhile in school we continue to think of other ways that we can support their ongoing work.

 

The Children's Society - Christingle

Each year we raise money by collecting for The Children's Society as well as supporting St Gregory's Christingle service at the church in Bedale.

The Great North Air Ambulance

We regularly send home collection bags from The Great North Air Ambulance and have discussed their important work in class or during our Collective Worship time.

Fun Run

In May 2018, we held our annual Fun Run on the school field, with stalls organised and managed by the Year 5 and 6 children. The children wanted to do something to support the Teenage Cancer Trust, as a former pupil is receiving support from this charity. As a result, we sent some of the money we raised on the day to this charity.

Other charities

There are a number of other charities that we have able to support over recent years, including: Red Nose Day, One Love Manchester, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Band Aid 30, Help for Heroes, Send a Cow and Wear it Pink - Breast Cancer Campaign.