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“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” Matthew 25:40

At St Scholastica’s we are committed as part of the wider Catholic Church to serve the common good in our localities and in our wider world. We aim to go out and do good in our community, by inviting community members into school and by using our God given skills and talents to help and support those in need.

Over the years, we as a school community have supported many different charities locally, nationally and across the world including CAFOD,  Save the Children, Catholic Children Society and many more. We have had held events ranging from cake sales, to dress up days, to our Lenten fundraising.

We continue to aim to stretch our awareness and time to ensure we as a school support those that are most vulnerable in our world. We are continually ensuring our children are developing their understanding of the responsibility that has been placed upon us to do what we can to show our support of and solidarity with all members of God’s family.

On 17th of October, our children wore their jeans at school to raise funds for those children affected by genetic disorders. The funds raised provide grants to fund projects and services that can help transform lives.

Our gratitude and appreciation for all the NHS does for us has never been greater. We have seen how much we rely on their compassion and care especially throughout the pandemic. When the children returned to school in September 2020, they were eager to show their appreciation to all the NHS workers. We organized a rainbow day where the children came to school dressed in rainbow clothes and collected money for NHS charities. We also created art and dropped of some treats for the Nightingale practice across the road from our school. All the children gathered in the playground to clap for the NHS workers and the staff from the Nightingale practice came out to hear them. It is something we hope to do every year to show our appreciation for all they do for us.

Harvest Festival reminds us of all the good things God gives us. This makes us want to share with others who are not so fortunate. Every year during Harvest, the children bring in dried food to donate to the foodbank. At the end of Harvest we make food parcels and deliver them to the foodbank.

Every year, we support the British Legions Poppy appeal. The Year 6 children sell Poppies in the playground and the money gathered goes to the British Legion. The Royal British Legion created the Poppy Appeal to help those returning from the First World War. A century on from the start of that conflict, they are still helping today’s Armed Forces families in much the same way, whether coping with bereavement, living with disability, or finding employment.

Every year we celebrate what makes us unique in anti-bullying week. In 2020, we made ‘5 things you might not know about me videos’ to celebrate our wonderful diversity and uniqueness. In 2021, the children will wear odd socks to school. As a school we are always finding ways to celebrate what makes us unique and ensuring we all learn and play in a loving environment. Living out our school mission ‘Living, loving, learning though Christ’.