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Ruskington Chestnut

Street CofE

Primary Academy

Care. Believe. Grow

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Charity and fundraising

In March the children were immersed in a wide range of maths challenges, investigating, predicting, estimating, reasoning and problem solving for the NSPCC for Number day. We raised £186 demonstrating one of our school values - Care. Thank you to all our families for supporting this event. Some of the activities in classes were; Year 6 data handling: they had to estimate cereal servings, estimate the grams of cereal needed to feed everybody in the classroom, they also had an investigation: Does bowl diameter affect the amount of cereal? Sycamore class had great fun focusing on measure through the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’. They especially enjoyed measuring, mixing, cooking and decorating their Gingerbread men! They look amazing and all individual!

We have prepared over 40 caring Christmas boxes for the nominations we received and also to take to Chestnuts Care home for each resident. On Thursday pupils from year 4 and 5 delivered the boxes to Chestnuts, whilst we were there we sung a few carols and songs from the garden area to the residents in their day room.


The boxes contained items made by the children handmade Christmas cards and decorations, and small gifts such as preservatives, sweets and toiletries. After the holiday we received a very nice letter of thanks from a relative of a resident thanking the children and staff for thinking of the adults in Chestnuts we read the letter to the school in a recent celebration assembly here is a small extract “Nowadays, she spends a lot of her time sleeping and has little to occupy her, so your thoughtful gift brought a lot of joy to her.  I want to thank you all on her behalf for being so kind and thoughtful. I think we can be proud of you all - our next generation.”


Through your support and the efforts of the school council we raised £347 for Comic Relief - we sold Red Noses, held a cake sale after school and filled a big red nose with loose change. The children looked fabulous dressed up as well known and every day super heroes.




In response to the truly awful and desperate situation in Ukraine we held a non-uniform fundraising day.  We encouraged the children to wear blue and yellow to show that we stand together with the people both in Ukraine and those displaced from their homes. We  focused on the compassionate efforts of charities supporting the families whose lives have been torn apart. Our collection was for the Disasters Emergency Committee who work with charities able to get aid to those in need quickly.

Thank you for your generous donations to our Harvest Festival, this will make a huge difference to families in our community. All of the food which has come into school will be sent to the Sleaford Food Larder. This afternoon we had our Harvest worship together singing songs, listening to readings and prayers shared by our worship council and Rev Al Jenkins.

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