Charity is an important focus within the KSA community and we are proud to raise much-needed funds for valuable national and local charities. Although the pandemic has created many obstacles for some of our favourite fundraisers, such as cake sales and house events, we are determined to continue with our charity focus this term. Also a core aspect of life at KSA is our emphasis on pupil voice, which is represented so well in the school council.
The school council met to discuss why charity work is important and which charities the children would like to support. Pupils from Year 3-6 shared ideas and seem very committed to helping those in need. Heidi in Year 6 explained to the younger pupils that it is important “to help animals and people through their hardest times by caring for them and makes their lives happier”. Karla in Year 3 shared that she felt raising money for charity can “save animals and people’s lives”. The most popular causes the children would like to support are linked with homeless people, those suffering from cancer, animal cruelty, environmental causes and charities that support children. The council decided they would like all prep school pupils to vote on which charity to raise money for this term. To keep the process as safe as possible an online voting form will be set up and the children will choose between:
Grace Kelly Cancer Trust
Magg’s Day Centre
The highlight of the meeting was the mention of ice cream! As well as planning a mouth-watering ice cream sale, Year 6 would like to organise a Covid-safe mini fete, including traditional games and stalls. Watch this space!
KSA is looking forward to our NSPCC Number Day next Friday where pupils will ‘Dress for Digits’ and participate in a variety of fun maths activities whilst raising valuable funds to support the important work the NSPCC undertake in their quest to put a stop to cruelty to children.