Our students take their role within the local, national and international community very seriously. A group of students work as a charity group to plan a programme of whole school charity events including cake sales, non-uniform days and enterprise activity. Each term there is one non-uniform day which raises money for the nominated charity. Students vote to support this and in addition year groups organise their chosen activities to support a particular charity e.g. Mary’s meals, Shoebox Appeal, Action Aid etc.
We are now in a position to allocate funds to the Charities this year and this years charity has been nominated as Help for Heroes.
The nominated charity for 2010-2011 was ‘Children with Cancer UK'. However in light of the very special circumstances it was decided to support some worthwhile causes in addition to the Whole School Charity voted for by the students.
Charity funds were raised and donated to the following:
Donation to Bolton Hospice: £750
Donation to the Teenage Cancer Trust: £250
Donation to the Horwich and Blackrod Churches appeal for the situation in Africa: £1000
Donation to Duchene Muscular Dystrophy: £250
Children In Need: £500
School Charity (Children with Cancer formerly Children with Leukaemia): £2352
Thank you to all for their tremendous efforts in helping us to fundraise. From making a couple of phone calls recently, it is clear that this money means so much and the recipients are both surprised by and grateful for your generous help.
Year 9 students continue the school tradition of supporting charitable causes with their collection of baby clothes for a maternity hospital in Lasi, in Romania. The Rotary Club of Horwich approached school with a request for baby clothes to supply to families living in deprived areas. In typical Rivington fashion, pupils and staff have responded by donating bundles of hats, baby grows, vests, coats and blankets, as well as the occasional teddy bear. Many thanks to all of those who have contributed.
In addition, pupils raised money by selling Red Ribbons in December for World Aids Day. This was linked to work within PSHCE and Assembly, raising the global issue of HIV and AIDS. The money went to the Goelama Programme, helping the most vulnerable children in South Africa affected and orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Students collect food for Bolton Food Bank
Students in year 8 are collecting food from fellow pupils, parents and members of their local community, and it is all to support their local community through Bolton Food Bank. The students were discussing the reasons as to why people are homeless and why they sometimes need this form of support and they decided that they wanted to help. Students are creating posters to go up in forms and are working with their peers to get a collection of items for donation. If you would like to assist our students by donating food, please contact the school on 01204 333266.