Having Fun Helping Others
Children and families from North Beckton Primary have been showing their generous and helpful side over the past couple of months by undertaking a number of activities and fundraising events to support others. This has included dressing up in ‘Spots and Pyjamas’ for Children in Need where the school raised nearly £500 for this national charity.
Alongside this, in the same week, the children also brought in lots of new toys, presents and hygiene items for the Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ appeal which sends the gifts to children across the world to countries where Christmas presents are less available. As a school, 33 complete shoeboxes were wrapped and delivered for children of different ages. Finally, some year 2 children decided to help the local community by supporting on a clean-up day on the Greenway in Beckton. This was alongside members of the local community, through the Community Neighbourhoods programme, and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves working in partnership to improve their local area.
Acting Head Teacher, Ms Alison Helm, commented, “It makes me incredibly proud to see how much the children and their families want to help and support those less fortunate than themselves. Although times are quite difficult for lots of families at the moment, it is humbling to see the children thinking about other peoples’ needs, ahead of their own.”