At PaWS our children think of others in our community and we have supported a range of charities both at home and abroad over the past 12 months.
“He comforts us when we have trouble so we can comfort others when they have trouble.”
- Corinthians 1:4
St Mary’s Churchyard Tidy Up
Pupils, their families and staff from PaWS joined Father David and other members of our cummunity at the weekend to help tidy up St Mary’s Churchyard, It was a lot of hard work but fun was had by all.
Following a whole school worship looking at toilets and hygiene in some of the world’s poorest communities, Neverland Class in Year 3 started a campaign. As a class, they donated pocket money, Christmas and birthday money and even organised sponsored events at home. They managed to raise over £300 which has helped to fund projects and enabled all the toilet blocks in the school to twinned with toilets in either Honduras, Uganda or Zambia. What an incredible achievement!
We have very supportive links with Rainbow Wishes based in Eastbourne. They help to raise funds to support local community initiatives and they aim to bring hope and smiles during times of need. Thanks to Rainbow Wishes, when we all returned to school in March 2021, every child in the school was met by a new friend - they each had a teddy bear waiting form them at their desk.
Living Life (Eastbourne)
We raised £414 for the ‘Gift of Love’ in a box. Through the Living Life (Eastbourne) charity, we raised enough to pay form 92 boxes filled with presents for children living in Croatia who otherwise are often forgotten.
For our Harvest Celebrations, the children attended St. Mary’s Church, where Rev. David Gillard led a Worship around the theme of Harvest and giving to others. Pupils and their families were incredibly generous in their donations towards the Eastbourne Foodbank. This is one of the local charities which supports local families in crisis.
Red Nose Day
To support Red Nose Day help tackle important issues including homelessness, hunger, and mental health stigma, we raised £413.51 for Comic Relief
In November, we raised £555.21 by buying poppies for the Poppy Appeal. This year many children proudly wore their uniforms for beavers, brownies, cubs, scouts etc. to school on Remembrance Day. The Poppy Appeal supports serving and ex-serving personnel and their families and is held every year during the period of Remembrance.
Save the Children
At Christmas, we had fun wearing our Christmas jumpers while supporting Save the Children. We raised £381.60 to support them help children to learn, grow and become who they want to be both in the UK and around the world.