COURAGEOUS ADVOCACY AND GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS
A message from the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire. We were thrilled to receive this recognition for our contribution towards the global Pandemic. Thank you!
Norton in Hales CE Primary School support a number of charities and encourage the children to reflect and think about the ways in which they can help and become ‘young advocates’. Furthermore, the theme of ‘courageous advocacy’, which we instil in our pupils, enables our school community to develop a greater awareness of the challenges others face in life and the role that they can play as individual advocates to support causes and make a difference.
In addition to this, we encourage the children to take time to reflect and appreciate what we have and how lucky we are to have a well-resourced school. We encourage the children to reflect upon the charities we support and to think for themselves how they too can support initiatives to make a difference. Supporting different charities has always been a tradition at Norton in Hales Primary School. The parents, pupils and staff annually support fund raising events to show how much we care as a school as well as extending the hand of friendship.
Harvest Festival - Each year, children and parents donate food items which are then displayed in St Chad’s Church alongside donations from the village community. All of the produce is taken to the Market Drayton Food Bank. Throughout the year, we collect items for the food bank and not just for Harvest.
Jeans for Gene’s day- This is an annual fundraising campaign for Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity that supports children affected by a genetic disorder. The monies raised on Jeans for Genes Day provide grants for day-to-day support, equipment, respite and events which bring together affected children and their families. This year, we were able to contribute £78.
Christmas Jumper Day - We support this event each year, raising money for Save the Children.
Children In Need- This year, the School Council lead on organising this event. The children organised a cake sale, baking their own Pudsey Bear biscuits to sell for the charity during break time. They also organised a colouring competition and sold official Children in Need merchandise. This year the schools raised £240 for this event.
Race for Life – Every two years the school supports Cancer Research. Parents and children support this event by running either 1.5Km or 3KM and raising money through sponsorship. In 2018 the school raised over £2300 for the charity.
The British Heart Foundation- The school tries to support charities that have impacted on our own children’s lives. Last year the school organised an event in aid of The British Hear Foundation raising over £70.00.
Global Neighbours Accreditation- In 2020, we worked hard to achieve our ‘Bronze’ Global Nieghbours Accreditation. Now, we are working towards our 'Silver' accreditation. Working with Christian Aid, the children will respond to the challenges around poverty, disease, inequality and insecurity in the world.