Comic Relief (Friday 15th March 2019)
Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become something of a British institution. It’s the day, every two years, when people across the land can get together and raise money at home, school and work. There’s a fantastic night of TV on the BBC, with comedy and entertainment to inspire the nation to give generously. Comic Relief spends the money raised by Red Nose Day to help people living tough lives across the UK and internationally.
What are we doing at school?
To support Comic Relief, Winnall Primary School will be asking to children to donate any small change and pupils can wear a red nose and tell a joke to their class. You can buy Red Noses in Sainsbury's, Oxfam or the online shop:
Christmas 2018 - Charity Collections
During our nativity performances and our Christmas concert at the church, we held collections for our Christmas charities. This year we collected for two charities closely linked to the school: Trinity Winchester and The Salvation Army.
The amount raised will follow
Thank you to everyone at Winnall Primary for the extremely generous donations. We collected a large amount of loose change to cover our Pudsey bears and we managed to raise £131.89 for Children in Need 2018. Many pupils also enjoyed wearing Pudsey ears, headbands, pin badges and wristbands to school on the day. Thank you to everyone who got involved and well done.
Along with around 200 other people, some children and parents from Winnall Primary school enjoyed a night under the stars to support homeless and other vulnerable people in Winchester on Friday 11th May. This took place at Wolvesey Castle, the Bishop of Winchester’s grounds. All of the money raised helps to run services supporting vulnerable people in Winchester. Some of the shelters that people slept in that night were built by Winnall Primary's very own green class who were lucky enough to go to St Swithun's on Thursday 10th May to build shelters. Also, a small group of children had the opportunity to sing on stage that night to help with the fundraising.
The children of Winnall Primary also took part in a non-uniform day on Friday 11th May raising a fantastic £141.66. The children were lucky enough to have an assembly lead by Trinity to talk about homelessness too to help them understand what this actually means.
We would like to thank everybody who took part in these events.
My speech for homeless
"Every time I see somebody who is homeless I feel sad because they have a cold sleeping bag and some newspaper. Sometimes, they have a dog and I would cry if it died. So I really hope Trinity and all the other homeless charities change all their lives to a nice, warm, loving life which they have a family of their own.
On Thursday 10th May 2018 my class went to St Swithun's school for Girls. We were building shelters for people to sleep in and feel what it's like to be homeless. Then the money that our school gets and Trinity gets go to the homeless to have their own life in a nice, warm house. So if you donate to Trinity that will be a lovely gift for me and them."
Written by Chelsea - Year 4 Green Class
Sport Relief Dance-A-Thon (23rd March 2018)
Sport Relief is a charity event from Comic Relief, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world's poorest countries.
The children (and staff) at Winnall Primary School had a fantastic time at the Dance-A-Thon run by Ellie from Integr8. All children were encouraged to wear Dance clothing and donate £1 towards Sports Relief.
Key stage one enjoyed learning some dance moves in the first session to famous hits such as Michael Jackson's 'Bad' and 'Let It Go' from Frozen, which was very popular.
Key stage two enjoyed the second session with some fantastic dancing to some very popular songs like Justin Timberlakes 'Can't Stop The Feeling'. They also enjoyed showing off the latest craze 'The Floss'.
We raised £78 in total for Sport Relief and would like to thank Ellie from Integr8 for her time and for providing the children with such a fun afternoon.