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.
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.
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.
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.