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Copley Junior School Values and British Values

At Copley Junior we encourage children to develop a positive, caring attitude towards other people. As part of this we support many charities each year.

Our Charity Fundraising 2018-2019

Harvest Festival - October 2018

Our theme for our Harvest Festival 2018 was 'My pizza as big as the sun.' During the service children from each class shared fascinating facts about the different foods that are added to make a pizza and the food miles involved, which was quite remarkable. Once again, we were very impressed with the children's wonderful singing. Thank you so much to everyone for your fantastic generosity. Packet, tinned and fresh produce and toiletries were displayed on every surface and ledge in St Mary's. Doncaster Foodbank is very grateful for our support and our donations will help many local families in need.


British Legion - November 2018

We observed the two minute silence as a school community in remembrance of all those who have served our country. We sold poppies and poppy reflectors for school bags, which were very popular and raised £188.45 for the British Legion.

Children in the School Council prepared and led our assembly for Remembrance Day.

The School Council placed remembrance pebbles around the school grounds. If children found a remembrance pebble, they could take a moment to think about all the people in the armed forces and their families. Once children had had their moment with the pebble, they could choose to either leave the pebble for another child to find so they could have a moment to remember, or they could keep the pebble.

Children in Need - November 2018

Our School Council planned activities to have fun and raise money for Children in Need, including a non-uniform day with a colourful/spotty theme and the opportunity to watch Disney animation movies at break times, with a small admission fee to raise funds for this worthwhile charity.

Thank you to all the children who brought donations on the day, raising £226 for Children in Need. Well done to all the children in the School Council for organising such a successful day.

Please click on the first image below to view our gallery of Children in Need photos.

Christingle Boxes: The Children's Society - December 2018

Every year we fill Christingle boxes to raise funds for The Children’s Society and present these at our Carols and Readings Service at St Mary’s Church. This year we raised an amazing £265.54. Thank you so much for your generosity.

Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children - December 2018

We enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers for our Christmas Lunch and raised £101 for Save the Children. This is enough to pay for 75 books to replenish a school library in Rwanda.

Other Charity Support

Sporty Week - April 2018

For the sponsored element of Sporty Week, our Sports Council decided to challenge children to complete as many laps of the playground as possible in 5 minutes. The children worked in partners, with one child competing and one child recording laps and encouraging their partner before swapping over. The children all gave 100% effort and also cheered their partner on to achieve their best. Well done everyone!

We decided to raise funds for the Eve Merton Trust, a local Doncaster charity that supports children and adults living with cancer to achieve their dreams, and also to raise funds to buy more playtime equipment to keep children active at break times. We raised an amazing £884 - thank you so much for your generosity! We have been able to buys lots of new playtime equipment and we presented a cheque for £442 to the Eve Merton Trust.

NSPCC - May 2018

Every two years, the NSPCC visit school to deliver a 'Speak Up, Stay Safe' whole school assembly and they lead workshop sessions for children in Years 5 and 6. As well as promoting key messages about staying safe to help safeguard our pupils, we take the opportunity to raise funds for the NSPCC and were able to make a donation of £91.

Roald Dahl Day - September 2016

We celebrated Roald Dahl Day by dressing as our favourite Roald Dahl characters. We raised £130, with 50% going to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity and 50% was spent on new Roald Dahl titles.

 Comic Relief 2017

Thank you to children and parents/carers for making Comic Relief Day 2017 such a success. Altogether we raised an amazing £400.50!

Each House Leader team took on responsibility for organising a different aspect of the day's events:

Our Hawking House Leaders organised the non uniform aspect of the day, as you can see from the colourful outfits below!

Our Darwin House Leaders devised an adult challenge to add to the fun of the day. This included adults dressing in school uniform, telling jokes in assembly, performing a poem and wearing face paint etc. Thank you to the staff at Copley!

Our Hodgkin House Leaders organised our themed school lunch and also the bake sale. We are incredibly grateful for your generosity in sending in such a lovely range of biscuits, buns and cakes. The home baking was so impressive! We raised an incredible £250 from the bake sale alone.

Our Einstein House Leaders organised a red-themed raffle. The Year 6 children demonstrated great enterprise skills, working out the cost of prizes and raffle ticket prices to ensure a good profit for the Comic Relief charity.

Click on the first photograph below to view the gallery of the House Leader events on Red Nose Day.

Please find below a gallery of photos from Comic Relief Day 2017. Click on the first photo to enlarge and begin browsing.

NSPCC

Every two years, the NSPCC visit school to deliver a 'Speak Up, Stay Safe' whole school assembly and they lead workshop sessions for children in Years 5 and 6. As well as promoting key messages about staying safe to help safeguard our pupils, we take the opportunity to raise funds for the NSPCC. In June 2016 we raised an amazing £931.40 for the charity.

Fund Raising for the Eve Merton Trust

Following our balloon release in memory of Mr Siddall, we raised an amazing £516 for the Eve Merton Trust. The Eve Merton Trust is a very worthwhile charity that grants wishes to people with cancer in the local area.

 

Pupil Led Fund Raising

We are very proud that some of our thoughtful pupils decide to organise their own fund raising events for charities that are special to them.

BloodWise

Well done to our pupils pictured below who organised two activities to raise funds for the Blood Cancer charity Bloodwise – Guess the Sweets in the Jar (20p per guess) and Guess the Name of the Dog (50p per guess and the prize is pictured below!). Thank you to everyone for your generosity. Altogether the girls raised an amazing £123.20 for Bloodwise. We are very proud of the children for organising such a successful fundraising event.

Guide Dogs

Emilia K, her sister and some friends decided they would like to organise a bake sale to raise funds for guide dogs. The bake sale was a tremendous success and the children raised £277.

Swimming the Channel for 'Aspire'

We are incredibly proud of Charlotte M, who decided to embark upon the enormous challenge of swimming the distance of the Channel over 12 weeks to raise money for 'Aspire'. Charlotte said, "I swim competitively for Dearne Valley Swimming Club and I am the first person at Dearne Valley Leisure Centre who swam 3000m, so I'm ready for a challenge that will also give me the opportunity to help others. Every eight hours someone is paralysed by a Spinal Cord Injury and Aspire provides the essential equipment, advice, housing and grants that spinal cord injured people need to live their lives independently. This is a big challenge, but the more I raise, the more of a difference I'll make."

Charlotte achieved her goal of swimming the distance of the Channel within 12 weeks and raised £160. Well done Charlotte!

Christmas Gifts in support of the Salvation Army

We are very proud that one of our Year 6 pupils decided to organise a collection of gifts so that the Salvation Army could distribute these to families in need at Christmas. A total of 206 presents were donated!

'Young Heart Hero' Award - British Heart Foundation

Jemma decided to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation in memory of her father. Jemma created a PowerPoint, led an assembly for all the pupils in school to raise awareness of the charity's work and arranged for the British Heart Foundation's mascot to make a special guest appearance. She wrote a letter to all families inviting children to 'wear something red' and to bring a donation for the charity on the day if they would like to. Children thoroughly enjoyed presenting their clothes on the cat walk to disco music. Jemma raised an amazing £720!

As a result, Jemma was invited to the British Heart Foundation's Awards Ceremony and was presented with the 'Young Heart Hero' Award. Jemma has demonstrated great courage, thoughtfulness and organisational ability and we are very proud of her.

Fund Raising for Cancer Research UK

We are very proud of Billy J, who decided he would like to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Billy organised a number of events to raise funds including a teddy tombola at school and garage and bake sales at home. He also took part in the 6km Sprotbrough fun run. Billy shared in our Friday assembly that altogether he raised the impressive sum of £295! It is lovely to share that we have such thoughtful and proactive pupils in school. Well done Billy!

Fund Raising for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

We are very proud of Joshua L, who decided he would like to support the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Joshua  bought a jar full of sweets to school and he invited children (and adults!) to bring in a £1 and have a go at guessing how many sweets were in the jar. Joshua and his mum sent all the proceeds to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and well done to Mrs Henfield, who made the closest guess and then kindly shared her prize with all the children who had taken part. Joshua raised £58.

 

Diabetes Awareness and Fund Raising – Alistair leads the day!

Alistair decided he would organise a Diabetes Day in school, to raise awareness and raise funds for research into the condition. With his friends, he prepared a PowerPoint presentation about diabetes and a dress up day in the charity colours. Altogether he raised an amazing £337.44!

 

Fay’s Fun Run in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Well done also to Fay and her management team of pupils who organised a fun run at Cusworth Hall Park in support of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, planning every detail on their own.

Fay and her team organised medals for all participants, prizes for the best dressed runner (well done to Kaden, who must have got very hot running around Cusworth Hall Park dressed as Harry Potter!) and most helpful donation. A fund raiser from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance joined our Monday assembly to tell the children about the life saving work of the charity and Fay presented a cheque for £639!

Well done to all our pupils who have both led and supported the fund raising activities. We are very proud of you!