At St. Wilfrid's, we equip our children to be Global Citizens. Our children develop an awareness and understanding of the wider world and their place in it. Children are encouraged to take an active role in the community and work with others to make our planet more peaceful, sustainable and fairer.
Year 2 have been reading the story 'Clean Up' ‘Clean Up’ The story describes the main character Rocket's visit to her Grandparents in Jamaica and fighting pollution. The children in Year 2 reflected on what they can do to fight pollution and the actions they can take. The children decided to do a litter pick to make a difference to our local area.
Year 6 have been learning about biodiversity and the Rainforest as part of their Geography and Science. They have been understanding the impact of human decisions and climate change.
Year 1 have been learning the skills to be advocates for others by learning to debate, put forward an argument and who to speak to.
The children learnt about life in Uganda for children and the strengths and skills the children have. They learnt how hard children at school work and how their hard work can be supported by donations to buy resources. Ugandan families pay for their children to go to school and our donations will enable more children to go to school.
As part of their visit the children were able to share food with our friends from the Pearl of Africa choir and learn more about their skills, talents and experiences that enable them to travel and perform so well.
Children have been looking at the opportunites to help others
Children in different year groups learnt about where food comes from, the skills and conditions needed to grow it and the impact of warmer climates
We supported Anti-Bullying Week and learnt how we can be an advocate for others, using our voice to stand up for others if we see something we feel is wrong. We learnt about the impact of our actions and when we don't act.
The children have been thinking about communities across the world but also closer to home and discussed how we can help others in our community at Christmas.
Dr Shelia shared with us in worship about her friends in UK-MED and how they help people in times of need, showing bravery and offering hope and help where it is needed. She explained about the work they were doing in Turkey and Syria following the earthquake. In response to learning about this, the children wanted to do something to help, so they raised money to help fund the purchase of essential medical items and help those who had been displaced from their homes.
We use 'Picture News' to help children learn and reflect on issues across the globe and how they can help. The children learn about the protected characteristics, British Values and the UN Rights of a Child. We have been gathering some of the reflections of the children.
We have learnt about how guide dogs help people in the UK
We have learnt about cocoa farmers in other countries and how what we buy can help
We have learnt about the Amazon rainforest and the impact of deforestation
We have learnt about the earthquake in Syria and Turkey and the international response
We have learnt about digital wallets
Read Ellie's report, 'Operation Soccer Ball', on the evacuation of the Afghan Women's Football Team here.
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 2021
Thank you to everyone that supported our Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal . Your donations raised £344.03 for the charity!
Harvest Assembly & The Brick Hamper Donations
On Friday, 24th September, our Year 6 children presented their Harvest Assembly as well as dontating food hampers to The Brick, Wigan.
Let's Get Active Challenge
Thank you to all of the children, families and staff who took part in our ‘Let’s Get Active!’ Challenge. Our aim was to collectively travel, by walking, running, scooting or cycling, the distance from Standish to Masaka, Uganda, which is approximately 10,000km.
Following an extremely active half term, where many children and staff completed and returned their Challenge Passports, we were thrilled to exceed our target, travelling 10,466.73km in total. To celebrate this magnificent achievement, we held a ‘wear something red, yellow and/or black’ non-uniform day on Friday 11th June and we encouraged the children to make a £1 donation towards The Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation where our friends from The Pearl of Africa Gospel Choir are based. Children and staff who made significant contributions towards this challenge also received special certificates.
Thank you once again for your support with this event.
We are delighted to have received a thank you card from the Pearl of Africa Childcare Charity.
Our recent non-uniform day, to celebrate the success of our ‘Let’s Get Active’ Challenge, raised £425. This will be used to buy new textbooks, ready for the boys and girls to begin their new curriculum, which will make a huge difference to their education.
As the children in Uganda would say, ‘Webale nyo!’ to everyone that donated and for helping us complete our challenge.
Congratulations to our team of Year 6 pupils who ran a two day bake sale to raise funds for the charity 'Shelter'.
They raised almost £200 and fed the whole school with delicous cakes and goodies.
Thank you to everyone who supported our toy sale for Wigan Hospice. Together we raised £447.23.
We are absolutely delighted to have raised an amazing £2421.36 to support the valuable work of the Pearl of Africa Children's Choir. Thank you to everyone who dressed up, bought crafts and attended the concert. All the money we raised will go directly to support the charity.
We supported the Brick foodbank in Wigan once again filling an amazing three vans full with donations of tins and food. Thank you all!
A BIG well done to Isabelle, Thea, Chloe, Ella, Millie and Freya from Year 6, who organised a cake sale to raise money for the Alzheimer's Society. Thanks to some very delicious cakes they raised a massive £170. Well done girls!
We also sold toys on behalf of Wigan & Leigh Hospice in December and raised an amazing £810.25. Once again thank you everyone for your kindness and generousity.
In December, we held our annual collection of food to help the Brick in Wigan stock up their foodbank for Christmas. Once again, we were delighted with the response from our families, who managed to fill two vans with their kind donations. Thanks everyone!
The whole school took part in a very special Scarecrow Festival in October. Each year group created their own tableaux, we held a cake sale and a colouring competition and even had a parade of wooden spoon scarecrows. We were delighted to raise £1020.30 to support the work of Wigan and Leigh Hospice. Thank you to everyone who supported our festival.
Amelia, Esme, Ruby, Annika, Courtney and Jessica got a very special surprise from the Dogs Trust to recognise the £87.76 they had raised at their bake sale. They loved their bookmarks and certificates - thank you to the Dog's Trust and thank you to everyone who bought (and ate!) a cake!
Six of our Year 6 girls started 2018 with a bake sale to fundraise for The Dog's Trust and The Alzheimer's Society. They raised over £167 which has been split between the two charities. Well done.
So far this year we have supported fundraising for a wide variety of charities. We once again held a food collection for The Brick to help them stock their shelves for Christmas.
We supported the fundraising of Wigan Hospice by selling their Christmas toys, sold poppies to support the British Legion and collected over 800 shoeboxes on behalf of Samaritan's Purse.
Staff members wore purple and collected funds to support Crohn's Disease.
We had a visit from the Pearl of Africa Children's Choir and helped them raise over £1700 to support their friends to be homed and schooled in Uganda. Click here to learn more.
Katy from Year 6, who is a member of the Christian Ethos Team, wrote a very special letter to the school thanking them for their support with our collection for The Brick.
November 29th was a very busy day as we also had Dan from the Brick Project Click the image below to read all about it and see our images.
On November 29th, Dallas came to collect all of the shoeboxes donated for Operation Christmas Child. Click the image below to read about what we did and see our images.
The lovely Christmas Hospice toys arrived in school and were snapped up very quickly! Click the image below to see more of what we did.
We celebrated the hard work and support of our Rector Andrew in October as part of St Luke’s Healthcare ‘Thank Your Vicar Week’. St Luke’s supports the physical and mental health of the Anglican clergy and their families during difficult times.
To support the work of the charity we held a ‘coin trail’ in school. Everyone bought in gold or silver coins and we built two coin trails in our libraries. Click the image below to see our pics from the day.
We also held a special ‘This is your life’ assembly planned by Miss Clayton and Mrs Cunliffe, who worked very hard to show Rector Andrew how much the school appreciates him. Children from Year 6 created special pictures in their computing lessons, artwork and prayers to present to Rector Andrew.
A big thank you to everyone who supported our collection for St Lukes.