Fundraising has always been an important part of life at St John’s School. Our children are encouraged to help other people and to consider those less fortunate than themselves. We always ensure that a representative from the charity that we are currently supporting comes to the school to explain the work of their organisation to both staff and pupils.
Each year St John’s selects a local or national charity to support. This last academic year a local charity from Chelmsford, Kids Inspire, was chosen. The charity provides mental health and trauma recovery support to children, young people and their families.
Throughout the year Miss Blore and Mr Murray have organised various events for our pupils to enjoy such as cake sales and non uniform days. During the spring term we learnt the news that Kids Inspire had been broken into and they had lost a large amount of their equipment. Very kindly one of our parents arranged for some computer equipment to be delivered to their offices and in just one non uniform day our generous families helped raise over £1,100. Thank you!
A photo competition provided an opportunity for pupils to demonstrate their creativity and observational skills. All in all we are so pleased with the efforts this year, especially as COVID and
lockdown has reduced our opportunity to fundraise. Over the course of the year we have raised over
£3,000 for Kids Inspire.
In addition to the chosen charity each year our pupils support the Shoebox appeal where pupils make up a shoebox of gifts to be sent out by the Salvation Army to children less fortunate.
Any appeal launched at school is always met with a response of kindness and generosity that is so typical of St John’s School pupils, staff and parents.