It’s been a while since we’ve provided an update on how our whole school project on Community Action Week is going. We are proud of everyone’s contributions to the project so far and here’s a brief outline of what we’ve been up to…

Y6 have written letters to local companies asking for donations (money, tickets for days out & food, where appropriate). These will be in the post today! Fingers crossed we get some positive responses. Our pupils have really taken ownership of leading the project and have shown an understanding of how others in the community can be helped when we all work together. There’s been lots of video creation and podcasts in the making to raise awareness and support the encouragement of donations.. all of which will soon appear on our You Tube channel.

Donations so far… we have raised just under £700 with the generous donations of the public who contributed to the buckets in Morrisons, Netherfield, which some of our Y6 pupils promoted and managed.

In Y5, there’s been some great designing of labels to add to the food parcels at Hope and lots of Digital Art work has been used.

In Y4, pupils have taken on the role of organising the food donations and book sale which is due to take place this week. They’ve designed posters which are displayed around school to promote the events.

In Y3, pupils have created messages to be added to the food parcels with the aim of bringing a smile to others. Some have included jokes, whilst others have included cheerful art work.

In Y2, pupils have very cleverly designed mindfulness colouring patterns using Keynote on the iPad. These will be added to the food parcels as a small token for wellbeing.

We’ve had an assembly delivered by Michael at Hope Nottingham to develop our own understanding of the fantastic work they do for the community and the services they can offer.

Pupils have visited Hope to interview volunteers and service users. These interviews have informed a podcast which is being created by Y6.

BBC Radio Nottingham are supporting our project with some radio air time, all being well. Additionally, a group of Y6 pupils will be touring the station and studios next week to see media in action! We’re hoping with additional publicity, that we will be able to continue to support Hope achieve some of their goals.

We’ll keep you posted with future updates, very soon!