At Blundeston, we encourage and support our children to be "courageous advocates". This means they champion causes which are special and meaningful to them. These may be global issues or matters far more personal and closer to home.
The children annually fundraise for charities such as Children in Need and Comic/Sport Relief.
We believe this develops our children's understanding of the wider world and how they can help make it a better place, enabling our children to flourish.
Our Eco Council
Our Eco Council has been very busy making our school a greener and more sustainable place to be! The development of this group was inspired by the Diocese's "Our School: Our World".
So far, our Eco Council has established recycling boxes in every classroom and staff area in the school and the children are responsible for the weekly empyting of these. They also enjoyed a visit to our local recycling centre to find out more about where all our waste goes.
Members have quizzed our catering manager to find out how Norse are reducing waste in our school kitchen.
They can also be spotted at playtimes and lunchtimes going round the school and turning off any monitors, interactive boards and lights that have been left on!
Fundraising for Ollie's Heroes
Lexie and her friends organised a charity cake sale to raise money for Ollie's Heroes, a charity in memory of Lexie's older brother.
The children sent a letter to parents, wrote a proposal including costings, designed posters, produced a Powerpoint to share with the whole school, before running a very successful sale! They made a fantastic £286.03 to help children and families facing serious illness.
During the Christmas period, we collected donations of toys for families at North Denes Primary School in Great Yarmouth. Angela Juler from North Denes was able to come into school to talk to the children about her school.
We also collected donations of food and clothing for homeless people in Lowestoft. These were gratefully received:
"Lost for words...just had all this dropped off from Blundeston Primary School. Tins, crisps, bars, toiletries, hats, toilet rolls, clothing, sleeping bags. Thank you so much, we really do appreciate it. This will really help our soup kitchens and families that are finding things hard. Thank you to the children, families and staff for your generosity".
At our performances, we had bucket collections for two charities. These were the Bone Cancer Research Trust to support one of our families in school and also the Church Urban Fund Raise Your Voices campaign to combat loneliness at Christmas. We raised a magnificent £402 for these two charities!