Charity events are part of life at Highfield. We are proud of the contribution that pupils and their families make to a wide range of events that are organised at class, year group and the whole school level. Each year an amazing amount of money is distributed to a range of causes. It is arguably of equal importance that our pupils have learnt first-hand about the objectives of a range of causes. This exposure for some will act as a catalyst for lifelong support of a particular cause. We welcome representatives from a range of charities each year to contribute to the PSHE programme and to attend different events that are organised. Our charity work helps our pupils to:
- develop an awareness of the need in the local, national and international settings
- respond to identified needs both as individuals and as groups
- support and organise a range of events that generate funds for a designated cause
- develop a sense of community
Our Current School Charity Efforts
Through supporting a number of charities throughout the year, the children learn to appreciate the privileges and luxuries they have, and that others perhaps don’t.
Sports Relief Week this year was amazing! Each year group competed in their own obstacle courses. Year 4, for example, had their obstacle course in the hall. They had to jump over the horse, climb up through the climbing frame, make their way up the rope swing and ladder, run through obstacles and jump over hurdles. They tried to go on for as long as they could. The children could also buy Sport Relief wristbands throughout the week to commemorate the occasion. The total raised for Sports Relief 2020 was £844.55.
Christmas Jumper Day
Highfield wore their festive jumpers on Friday 13th December to raise money for the ‘Save the Children’ charity. We raised a fantastic total of £452.50. Thank you for all your generous contributions, particularly during this time of the year when it is important to consider people who are less fortunate than us. Save the Children provide support to children both in the UK and worldwide. Our donations will aid them in their vital efforts to support children.
Children in Need Day
On Friday 15th November Highfield raised money for Children in Need. We raised an incredible total of £1,120.00, which is the highest record yet! Thank you for your generous donations throughout the week for wristbands, badges and donations to dress up. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day in their own clothes and reflected on the less advantaged lives of other children and young adults in the UK.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
In the Autumn Term the FOH organised a wonderful Coffee and Cake Morning and welcomed all families along to support Macmillan. The supportive community atmosphere was evident throughout this event. Thank you all greatly for your kind donations, in total we raised £273.60.
Highfield raise awareness of Alzheimer’s
With the support of the friends and families at Highfield, we have helped to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and support those which are suffering with this disease around us.
Meningitis Research Foundation
We hugely appreciate all the generous donations which have been donated to the Meningitis Research Foundation.
Bag to School
In June the Friends of Highfield supported our school to raise funds for the school and support the Bag to School fundraiser. Each child was provided with a bag and they donated unwanted clothes, shoes, soft toys and other accessories. These items promoted the message to care for the environment, recycle and stop unwanted textiles away from landfill.
Each year group took part in travelling a mile around the playground in a different way. Many children got sponsored by friends and family for completing this challenge and with all your kind contributions we raised over £1000 for the charity
Christmas Jumper Day- Highfield Christmas Market
The whole school got into the Festive Spirit by wearing their Christmas Jumper to school to raise funds for Save the Children. Each year group also made a Christmas craft to sell at the Christmas Market, such as, poems, bookmarks and Christmas decorations. We raised a grand total of £778.38 which went towards ‘Save the Children’.
Children in Need-Comfy Pyjama Day!
In November, we raised money for Children in Need by dressing up in our pyjamas and raised a brilliant total of £622.37. The children also thought carefully about other ways they can show generosity and helping others around them.
Macmillan Coffee and Cake Morning
With your support we raised a fantastic total of £357.24 for Macmillan Cancer Support. A huge thank you to the Friends of Highfield for organising this event and to all the families who contributed by making delicious cakes. The staff also joined in with the fun and took part in a teacher bake off.
Red Nose Day
Well done to all the pupils at Highfield for raising a phenomenal £656.00 for Comic Relief. Each class enjoyed taking part in their own comedy shows in aid of the charity.
We raised £431.00 for the victims of Grenfell Tower.
Christmas jumper/Non uniform day
We wore our Christmas jumpers and bought lots of creative hand-made festive crafts at the Highfield Christmas Market. We raied a total of £760.50
Spotacular Children in Need Day – November
We raised a phenomenal £1091.36. Thank you to the parents/carers, staff and Friends of Highfield!
Hurricane Matthew Donations – October
An incredible total of £92.30.
Macmillan Coffee Morning – September
With the help of our ‘Friends of Highfield’, parents and staff, we raised a fantastic £393.18.
NSPCC – April
Children exhibited their own Art work, dressed up and raised £500.00
North London Schools Borough Bonanza – February
With all your support we raised £405.39
Children in Need – November
A magnificent total of £1045.00 raised
Red nose Day
We raised £ 757.00
Non-uniform day raising funds for Nepal
Unicef are working to meet the needs of 1.7 million children and families in Nepal- we raised £780