Our Fruitful Lives

As part of our school vision to bear the Fruit of the Spirit we try hard to use our God given gifts to help others. This means we look for opportunities to give to others both on a local level and global level.
Supporting local refugees during Refugee Week 2021
 
During Refugee Week we held a collection of food and toiletries for Hearts 4 Refugees and the Wirral Deen Centre. Our school community were once again, extremely generous with their donations.  It is wonderful to know we can support refugees on the Wirral in this way.
ROCK OF JOY FUNDRAISER  28th May 2021
Year 6 organised a fantastic fundraiser for Rock of Joy as an end of term treat. We have all missed going to the cinema so they held a film afternoon. Each class had the chance to watch a film during the day and enjoyed bringing a cup of treats to enjoy. Children designed movie posters to decorate the school and enjoyed a cinema experience with their friends. We raised £404 for Rock of Joy and know that this money will be used to help the Lady Grace School in Uganda. Well done Year 6.
Helping our world and the environment- May 2021
 
A wonderful member of our Year 2 class organised a special project for members of her classmates. Zoe sent a letter to each member of her class with a packet of personalised seeds. The children were asked to make "Bumblebee Boots" or a "Wildflower Welly" for outside their classroom by planting their seeds in compost in some boots or wellies to encourage bees and butterflies.  What a wonderful project to organise.  We are so proud of Zoe for bringing our vision to life outside of school. She has shown wonderful love, kindness and goodness thinking about our environment and the bees and butterflies. Year 2 will all show great patience as they watch their seeds grow. 
 
Take a look at the photos of Zoe's hard work below.
Thank you to Zoe and her family for introducing Year 2 to this wonderful project.
If you want to have go yourself there is a video from Chester Zoo with instructions.
April 2021
Too much plastic is not fantastic!
 
Our Y4 children recently spoke to the whole school about their concern about the use of plastic cutlery at lunchtime. They did some Maths and worked out some predictions for  how much plastic we were throwing away each lunchtime after we have finished eating.  It topped 49140 pieces of plastic a year! They wrote letters to Mrs Campbell who helps us with our Eco Projects and asked for her help. They explained how our plastic usage can damage the environment and suggested some changes we can make.
 
We have made a great start and through working together with the school cook we have now implemented a system of using metal cutlery again with careful monitoring to make sure it is all returned to the kitchen to be washed and used again each day. Well done Y4.
Take a look at some of their letters.
A Heart 4 Refugees Update  December 2020
 
Following our Collective Worship about the refugees living in Hoylake we collected lots of items as part of our Reverse Advent Calendar. Our school community was so generous; there were two cars full of donations including food items and toiletries.
 
 
 
As we approached the end of Autumn Term we also wanted to make Christmas Care bags for the refugees in Hoylake. These bags contained cards, letters, a calendar, toiletry items and some even had a Christmas decoration. Each class made a bag and we know they brought some Christmas cheer.
A Heart4 Refugees
 
This charity alongside some of the local churches supports refugees living in Hoylake through providing clothing, food, training and other items they need. Through a collective worship, we will be sharing with the children how refugees leave their homes for their safety leaving most of their belongings behind. During the week beginning 7th December we will be running a Reverse Advent Calendar asking for donations of specific food and toiletry items which are needed by the refugees. It would be lovely if each family could donate one item during this week please. All items will be quarantined before they are delivered to the charity.
Christmas will be a very difficult time for the refugees and it is our hope that we can donate the food and toiletry items collected as well as some pictures, letters and Christmas items from the children to bring some Christmas cheer to the refugees in Hoylake.
ROCK OF JOY
This is our whole school charity. We try to support the Lady Grace school in lots of ways. So far we have worn Christmas jumpers to raise money for Rock of Joy, collected school shoes for the children and  given a percentage of our sponsor money from a sponsored reading event to Rock of Joy to use for purchasing books for the children at Lady Grace School.
LOCAL CHARITIES SUCH AS CHARLES THOMPSON MISSION
Each year at Harvest time we collect food items for Charles Thompson Mission, our local homeless shelter.
This year (2020) we couldn't hold our usual Harvest Service but we still collected food items which the Charles Thompson Mission came to collect.
Rock of Joy December 2020 Update
 
Following our worship with Christine, we wore Christmas accessories or jumpers for a donation of a silver coin to raise money for Rock of Joy. It was great fun to see everyone looking so festive. We all took part in a Santa Dash on the same day!
 
A special young man in our school completed his own fundraising for Rock of Joy at home with a family Bake Off. We are so very proud of him.
Rock of Joy November 2020 update.
Rock of Joy sent us a great video about the fundraising needed for Lady Grace School in Uganda. The focus at the moment is to raise funds for playground equipment. At St Andrew's we want to help, so each class came up with fundraising ideas. We shared these with Christine during a special online collective worship. It was lovely to talk to Christine and share our ideas.
 
Other Charities
The children and staff at St Andrew's may choose to raise awareness of other charities through planned events. For example, we have supported the NSPCC through our recent Number Fun Day. Y6 ran a great sponsored event to raise awareness of the charity Antislavery.org. 
 
Click here to see us joining in with activities for Children in Need.
 
 
We contribute to our local community through our school choir singing for local elderly care homes and groups.