Christian Courageous Advocacy
Following a Collective Worship on Creation, the School Council asked to hold an Environment Week where they could organise a range of activities to care for our planet. This took place in the Autumn Term 2019 with the new school council taking on the planning for the week. Activities ranged from creating bug hotels and recycling their packed lunch waste to holding a no-paper day.
We were also lucky to have some informative workshops planned in to help us all learn more about what we can do to care for our environment:
- East Cambs ran a Waste and Recycling workshop for Key Stage 2 where they found out more about recycling and waste, what it is, how much we produce and what happens to it
- Anglian Water ran a workshop to raise awareness about why it is important to save water.
In the run up to Environment Week, the School Council also challenged our Fordham families with the following:
What can you do to save water?
What can you reduce?
What can you reuse?
What can you recycle?
This Autumn, we are fundraising for the Toilet Twinning charity. One of our school council members from last year was keen to support this charity by raising money to twin our toilet to enable people living in poor communities to have clean water, basic sanitation and to learn more about hygiene education. We had Madeleine from the charity to come and speak to the whole school about what this charity do. We held our charity day on the 16th October and raised £332. The school council then researched and chose the location for their toilets and chose to build a toilet block in Uganda and a household latrine in Malawi.
Examples of our children's courageous advocacy:
We have also had many children who are keen to raise money for charities close to their heart. Please see below for some examples of our wonderful children's courageous advocacy or our newsletter where these are celebrated:
- One of our children wrote an insert for the school newsletter raising awareness for children in Africa who can't play football league games because they have not got any kit. He asked for donations of any unused or old kit for all age ranges and had a brilliant response.
- One girl asked that instead of receiving birthday presents that people make a donation to the Donkey Sanctuary to support this charity.
- We have had a number of children brave enough to cut their hair and donate it to the Little Princess Trust.
- One boy wanted to raise awareness for epilepsy and not only organised a raffle but also went on a 10 mile sponsored cycle ride.
Here are some of are certificates recognising our fundraising efforts organised by the House Captains and School Council.