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 the British Heart Foundation and United World Schools.
British Heart Foundation Jump Rope Challenge
Years 1 to 6 took part in a sponsored skip on the field. Each class split into small groups to try different skipping tasks including a skipping race, long rope jump and skipping tricks. We were truly impressed by the skills on show! The activity was sponsored, all in aid of The British Heart Foundation.
In total we raised an amazing £4164! Thank you everyone for your generosity.
Children from all age groups brought in food items as a Harvest donation this year. The amount of donations were overwhelming with all produce given to the elderly at Pelly Court Care Home.
In January, we held a non uniform day to raise funds Whittingham Kennels, an animal charity in Waltham Abbey which saves retired greyhounds. All children donated a £1 to support this fantastic charity. The money will go towards food, blankets and toys for the dogs. Thank you for your donations.
For World Book Day this year we collected for Water Aid. Water Aid’s aim is to help the world’s poorest people have clean drinking water, decent toilets and good hygiene. A £1 donation was collected from everyone who participated to go towards the great cause.
Peace and Hope Trust
A big thank you to everyone who so kindly donated uniform, shoes, clothes and toys to the Peace and Hope charity. This enabled us to drive a fully packed van up to Ross-on-Wye where the Peace and Hope Trust have their warehouse. They were extremely grateful for our donations and will send them to Nicargua in Central America. Peace and Hope work amongst poor and marginalised communities in Nicaragua and also kit out schools and hospitals there.
United World Schools
This year Coopersale Hall have been 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 continue moving forward with the construction. As the pictures below show, they have already made a lot of progress.
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 started 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
- Ellie’s Fund
- Lupus UK
- The Royal British Legion
- Essex Air Ambulance
- And many more…