All pupils are encouraged to help organise and support a range of activities to contribute to local and national charities. In doing so we feel it is important to raise their awareness that there are people in the world less fortunate, and that people’s practical needs can be met.
Pupils are regularly involved in various events and themed days to raise funds for worthy local and national causes. Last year we supported a number of worthy charities and good causes including WE Day, LEPRA and the NSPCC.
WE Day is a charity project with the aim of raising global awareness and encouraging children to make an impact in our local and global communities. Children are challenge to think about the everyday issues that the charity supports such as poverty, pollution, animal cruelty, littering and many more. In March some pupils got the opportunity to attend the WE Day celebrations held at Wembley Arena.
Den Day -Save the Children
Coopersale Hall School held a special event on Tuesday 27 June. All pupils had the opportunity to build dens for Save the Children’s Den Day and raise funds that will change children’s lives.
Our pupils joined children across the UK to unleash their imaginations and transform the school grounds into amazing dens.
On the day pupils built dens out of everyday materials such as cardboard boxes, sheets and sticks. Parents were invited to come and view their children’s dens before the end of their school day.
Children from all age groups brought in food items as a Harvest donation this year. The amount of donations were overwhelming with half given to the elderly at Pelly Court Care Home and half given to the Manna Centre for the Homeless.
United World Schools
This year Coopersale Hall will be making the future brighter by helping to build a United World School in Cambodia. Along with forty other ISA schools, including fellow Oak-Tree Schools, Coopersale Hall has pledged to raise funds to set up the first school in the remote community of Pong Tek which will have a transformational impact on the whole community.
Everyone in the village of Pong Tek is currently involved in subsistence agriculture with very few other opportunities available without a basic education. There are over 1000 people living in the village and only around 5% can currently read or write. The ISA-UWS School will be a first for the community and will instantly provide a life changing opportunity for over 230 out-of-school children. UWS have informed the school that the pledges made so far have meant they can move forward with the construction: they have finished the school frame and the first of four classrooms. As the pictures below show, they have also purchased a set of desks and are running informal classes for the whole community.
We are delighted to be involved in this initiative and thank our pupils and families in advance for their support in the coming year to reach our pledge amount of £500, which starts with Christmas Jumper Day on Wednesday 13 December.
Some chosen charities over recent years have been:
- Mercy Ships
- WE Day
- Children in Need
- Local Care Homes
- Guide Dogs for the Blind
- The Royal British Legion
- Essex Air Ambulance
- And many more…