At St Aloysius pupils are encouraged to take on roles of responsibility both within the school and wider community by raising funds and caring for those less fortunate such as CAFOD, Poppy Appeal, Good Shepherd Appeal and collecting Harvest Food Festival parcels for the elderly and homeless.
The children are encouraged to be aware of what they have and what they can offer to others and we are often overwhelmed by the generosity of our children and families.
Here are some examples of our fundraising this year...
In 2015, the whole school took part in a Race for Life Schools event and raised over £10,000 for Cancer Research UK. In 2014, 37 members of our school community took part in the 5k Race for Life at Sefton Park and we held a fundraising week in school and we raised over £5000. In just over 12 months, we raised a total of over £15,500 for Cancer Research - a phenomenal achievement.
In 2016, we raised £345 for CAFOD. Each class set themselves a goal and took part in different challenges to raise money. The classes then chose what they would like to purchase, ranging from footballs, teaching children to read, chirpy chickens and a cow to provide milk for the village. Each class was successful in their goal and we look forward to more fundraising in 2016/2017.
Each year our PTA hold a Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. This years event is on Monday 3rd October and parents/carers are invited to come and enjoy tea and cake with the children. We hope to see you there!
In 2015, we welcomed Pudsey Bear to St Aloysius and we raised money for Children in Need. The children were invited to wear spotty items of clothing for school and we also held cake sales and sold raffle tickets.
Our Reception children learnt about those who are less fortunate than themselves and they donated food and made 3 food parcels that they donated to St Aloysius Church. The children talked about the food being for the homeless and the elderly and Father Ealey and Peter took the donations to our local food bank to support those in need.
Each year we take part in the Giant Walking Bus to raise awareness of road safety and to raise money to fund campaigns and to support those who need care after road traffic accidents.