Helping Others

On this page we share with you details of all our fund raising activities and events in aid of various different causes and charities.

Also included are occasions when we simply helped out in our own community

SHOE BOX APPEAL

During October 2018, we have been working alongside St Faith's Church to help put together some gift boxes for desperately poor children and families at Christmas time. Some of these children live in tents in the mud, or in the back of container lorries, some have never ever received a present, so receiving gifts such as these means so much to them.

The children brought little gifts into school such as hairbrushes, toothbrushes, soft toys, colouring sets, sweets, etc. to put into shoe box sized, decorated gift boxes. This is something we do every year, and it is good to know that we are helping someone, somewhere in the world.

This is the link to the charity website: http://teams4u.com/


MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

On Friday 5th October 2018, after the Harvest service at St Faith's Church, everyone was invited back to school for a coffee morning, all donations going to MacMillan Cancer Support. Thank you very much to all those who attended and donated cakes, we raised a grand total of £165.61 which is fantastic! Thank you!

HARVEST GIFTS

On Friday 5th October 2018 all the children and staff attended the Harvest service at St Faith's Church, Kilsby with the Rev Nigel Fry.

Each class participated in the service. The children in Maple class concentrated on 'Poverty in the UK', Rowan class spoke of 'Harvest all around the world', the children in Cherry class read a 'Harvest poem' and the Reception children in Chestnut class expressed their own 'Thank you's for our food'. The House Captains also read some prayers during the service.

All the children brought beautiful harvest gifts to school before the service and later these were distributed around the village of Kilsby to the elderly residents. We have already received some thank you letters from the villagers!

JEANS FOR GENES DAY

On Friday 21st September 2018 everyone came to school wearing their jeans bringing a donation to the Genetic Disorders UK charity. This supports individuals and families affected by a genetic disorder.

The money we raised goes towards helping to fund the work of the charity and provide grants to organisations for projects that aim to transform the lives of children with genetic disorders. We raised a total of £111.42 so a big thank you to everyone, every penny counts.


EPILEPSY ACTION

On Thursday 22nd March everyone came to school wearing something purple and brought a donation of £1 in aid of Epilepsy Action. Then on Friday 23rd March after the Looking to Easter service at St Faith's Church, Kilsby, we hosted a coffee and cakes morning where all donations again went to Epilepsy Awareness.

Altogether we raised a grand total of £250, which is brilliant as we are such a small school, thank you to all the parents for your support.

LITTER PICKING IN KILSBY

On Tuesday 20th March, all the children at Kilsby School did their bit to help keep Kilsby tidy by going out and about around the village to pick up any litter they could see. They used special litter pickers to grab the rubbish to put it into their sacks.

We hope the residents of Kilsby agree that the village is looking much tidier!

CHILDREN IN NEED

On Friday 17th November 2017, the children came to school wearing something spotty and brought a donation towards Children in Need.

At break time some of the girls in Maple class held a stall selling homemade cakes, friendship bracelets and book marks. It was their own idea to do this to help raise more money for this cause, and they organised everything themselves.

They sold out on everything and raised a grand total of £137.45! Well done girls you did really well, we are so proud of you! So with this added on to the donations from all the children on the day.

PARKINSONS

On Wednesday 20th September 2017 all the children and staff of Kilsby School waited outside the school gates to greet Andy Martin & his son Liam (who accompanied his dad for the stretch of walk from Rugby to Kilsby).

From 1st September, Mr Martin walked all the way from John O'Groats to Kilsby and then continued all the way down to Lands End in aid of Parkinsons. The whole 900 mile route took him most of the month of September. He took a detour on that day especially to walk to school with his son Liam.

When they both appeared round the corner, everyone shouted and cheered them on. Mr Martin stopped for a brief photo shoot then took a well earned coffee break at school and left to continued on his travels. We helped Mr Martin raise funds for Parkinsons Disease by sponsoring Liam and selling coffee and cakes in school after the Harvest festival service at St Faith's Church on 3rd October.