Our charity committee is keen to make an impact within our local community and the wider world.
As part of the committee, one of our aims is to raise money for selected charities through organising fundraising events within the school.
We also recognise that money is not the only way of being charitable. A valuable and important way we can be charitable is by offering our time and support to members of our local community and local charity groups.
Together we can make a real difference!
Danceathon - FRIDAY!
It's time for our feet to do the talking as we dance for donations, move for money and cha-cha-cha for change!
This Friday we will be taking on the challenge to dance all day for the children at Birmingham Children's Hospital. We will be moving all day in the hope of reaching our target of £2,200. If we do this, as a school we will have raised a staggering £20,000 for various different charities over the past 4 years.
Programme for the week
Wednesday - Please send in any cakes that you can donate to the Charity Committee Cake Sale.
Bring them into school and send them Miss Neville's way please!
Thursday - Charity Cake Sale during breaktime!
Please send in 50p if you would like your child to have a cake at breaktime. The charity committee will be organising this so please support them as every penny still goes towards our total.
Friday - Danceathon day!
Timings for the day
||ALL parents (including nursery and reception) should bring their children into the main playground. The staff will be out to guide them into their lines. Please try not to be late. We want to kick the day off in style and the children have been working really hard to do this!
||ALL parents (including nursery and reception) should collect their parents from the main playground. At 3.00pm, the children and staff will be out dancing for the final 15 minutes. Please come and join us for the final dances and to celebrate the children's success!
What should the children bring?
- All children should wear red for the day. This can either be their children's hospital t-shirt from previous events or a red t-shirt. They will be moving all day so shorts and trainers/pumps should also be worn.
- The weather forecast looks good but just in case it becomes really warm, please make sure your child has plenty of sun tan lotion and a sun hat.
- Water - please send your child in with a water bottle that can be refilled during the day. We will provide extra refreshments but a bottle would be a good start for all children. Please make sure it has your child's name clearly marked on it.
Can you help Miss Neville on the day? The children will be going round in houses to the different workshops so if you're able to help out on the day (you will need to dance) then please see Miss Neville.
Do you know of any dancers?
Someone has pulled out at the last minute and we now have a slot for the morning (9.30 - 11.45am) - do you know of anyone that could help us?
It would require them to do a dance for 20 minutes for each of the houses (4 lots of the same dance). If you know of anyone that could help, please let Miss Neville know!
Please, please, please help your child to get some sponsors. Our total so far proves that every penny counts. You can do this as follows:
- Sponsorship form - get this completed and then help your child collect the money!
- Justgiving page - online sponsorship is the easiest as it means your child does not need to chase for money. Visit our page www.justgiving.com/olstrosedanceathon to make a donation.
- Text - use our text facility to help make a quick donation of £5. Simply text OLSR77 £5 to 70070 and the donation will appear online.
Christmas at Castlecroft
Today, we took the gifts and cards that the children had made and written for the lovely residents at Castlecroft Care Home. As part of our charitable work, we think it is really important to extend our charitable work to those people within our school community. By giving gifts to the residents during the Christmas period, we are letting them know that we are thinking of them and wish them all a very Merry Christmas. The choir took the gifts over to the care home and sang beautifully to all the residents, some of whom remembered us from last year. It was wonderful to see their smiles and they were so grateful to us that it really shows we can make a difference to other peoples lives.
Well done St Rose!
During the season of Advent, each Friday will be an own clothes day to help raise money for different charities. Details of what you need to bring and who we are raising money for is listed below:
Friday 25th November: £1 to raise money for the PTFA
Friday 2nd December: Bring a bottle for the PTFA tombola
Friday 9th December: £1 for your class Cafod Gift
Friday 16th December: Wear your Christmas Jumper and bring in £1 for Birmingham Children's Hospital Star Appeal
Children in Need - Teachers vs. Pupils TV Challenge!
Well done to all the teachers and pupils who took part in the Children in Need TV Challenge on Friday. They really gave 100% to everything we threw at them, including the critters in the Bush Tucker Trial. We really do have an amazing team!
Teachers vs. Children Children in Need TV Challenge
To help raise money for the Birmingham Children’s Hospital we are running an ‘I Spy’ competition. Look closely at the pictures of the book bench below and write down the titles of as many stories that you think have been featured on the bench. Bring your answers, along with a £1 competition entry fee to Mrs Beddall by Friday 8th July when the winner will be announced.
All money raised from the competition fees will be added to the total of our school charity day!
I spy with my little eye...
Challenge for children - raffle!
As part of the fundraising for the Birmingham Children's Hospital, we will be having a raffle at the end of the school day on Friday 8th July. There are some fantastic prizes available to win this year, many of which will provide some wonderful things for you to do during the 6 weeks holiday. Tickets cost 50p each or £2 for a strip of 5. Please see Miss Neville at break times or after school in the main playground to buy them!
Raffle ticket prizes.
- Overnight stay with Breakfast at Ibis Budget Hotel in Birmingham
- 4 entrance tickets to Hatton Country World (worth £56)
- 2 meals and 2 hot drinks at Boston Tea Party, Harborne
- £25 voucher for The Plough, Harborne
- 6 cinema tickets for Empire Cinemas, Great Park
- 4 x 2 hour play sessions at Treasure Island Soft Play, Northfield
- 2 main meals and 2 children's meals at the Old House at Home, Harborne
- Family game voucher for Holywood Bowl, Great Park
- £20 beauty voucher for Beauty As, Longbridge
- 3 x 1 week pass to a Steps2Sport Holiday course (3 separate prizes)
- 3 x 6 week play pass offering unlimited soft play for 2 children + 10% off food at Wacky Warehouse @ Old House at Home, Harborne (3 separate prizes)
- Teddy Bear
Thank you to all the companies who have kindly donated the prizes to this charity raffle.
Challenge for Children - Friday 8th July
Raising money for Birmingham Children's Hospital
On Friday 8th July, we will be putting on our red t-shirts again to help raise as much money as we can for Birmingham Children's Hospital. This year, we are raising money for the Star Appeal which has been set up to help the hospital create the UK's first centre for children with rare diseases.
Last year, we raised over £2500 which is a phenomenal amount. This year, we've set the target for £2000 but we're hoping to raise even more.
What are we doing?
This year, the children will be challenged to complete 4 different challenges during the day. The challenges have been designed to not only challenge them physically, but also to help them become more aware of the challenges that children face on a daily basis. All children, from nursery to Year 6, will take part in the following:
- Skipping challenge
- Shuttle run challenge
- Blindfolded penalty shoot or football
- Blindfolded obstacle course
How do we raise money?
Sponsorship forms: Each child has been given a sponsorship form that they can use to get sponsorship for the challenge. We would encourage the children to collect the money as they get sponsorship, simply as this makes it easier for them. All sponsorship forms should be brought in on Friday 1st July so that we can count the total.
Justgiving website: You can make online donations at www.justgiving.com/olstrosechallenge
Text donations: You can donate £5 to our fundraising by texting OLSR80 and £5 to 70070.
What will happen on the day?
All children should either wear their Children's Hospital T-Shirts from last year's event or wear a red t-shirt on the day. The event will take place during the school day and finish with a parents event at the end of the day.
If any parents are able to offer their help during the day, please see Miss Neville.
To find out more about the Star Appeal, please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl4WRzgrZH8
Sports Relief - Friday 18th March 2016
Well done to all the children who took part in the Sports Relief Fitness Challenge on Friday. It was fantastic to see all of the children in their house colours and it made for a real sense of competition across the school.
In KS2 they braved the cold (and it was very chilly) to complete the bleep test - a real test of stamina and endurance. The children were fantastic and highlighted just how fit they really are with some children achieving amazing levels and housepoints for their teams. EYFS and KS1 didn't let us down either and showed great enthusiasm and determination for their shuttle run challenges. There was a great atmosphere during each of the children
There was a great atmosphere during each of the challenges and the children were delighted to find out how their housepoints had affected the overall total. Well done to everyone but a big congratulations to the children in St Sebastian who were the overall housepoint champions.
Of course, whilst the children had fun they knew we were doing this to raise money for Sports Relief so well done to everyone who brought in their £1.
Please see the individual class pages for more information on what each class did!
Another great charity day at St Rose... I wonder what the summer will bring?
Sports Relief Class Photos
Sports Relief Ultimate Fitness Champions 2016
Christmas with Castlecroft
This year, we decided that we would make the residents of Castlecroft Care Home the focus for our Christmas Charity Work. Knowing that many elderly people around the UK don’t have family or friends to think about them over the Christmas period, we made it our mission to ensure that all the residents received Christmas cards and gifts from the children at our school. Each class was assigned a group of residents and they worked hard to make cards and special Christmas treats for each of them.
On Thursday morning the charity committee, along with representatives from years 2 and 1, Reception and Nursery, visited the care home and took the gifts for all the residents. The children sang Christmas carols beautifully and were a real credit to the school. There were tears of happiness from a few of the residents but it was wonderful to see them smile and sing along with our children.
“It was lovely to see how the elderly people reacted to our visit. Our songs will have given them lots of Christmas joy and we really enjoyed seeing their winter wonderland. We feel really proud that we have gone out of way to do something good and we hope this makes them very happy.”
Angela and Naomi, Year 5 Charity Committee.
This is real charity work in action and there can be no greater reward then seeing someone smile because of something we have done for them.
Well done to all of the children and staff for their hard work during this project.
Children in Need 2015
This year, the charity committee decided that the children should put on their dancing shoes and show their talent through a 'Strictly Come Dancing' style dance competition... and they weren't disappointed.
With auditions taking place before Children in Need day, it was clear that St Rose has talent in abundance!
Well done to everyone who took part and a special congratulations to Bianca (Y6) who was voted as the overall winner!
'St Rose does Strictly' Finalists