1/2/19 The Leesland Leaders from both the infant and junior schools met to discuss their chosen charity, the RSPCA and in particular Stubbington Ark. The children would like raise money through a variety of fund raisers. They also considered ways in which they could support this charity without cost. One way will be to collect old bedding, towels etc to donate. Another idea is to collect milk bottle tops, which the RSPCA can sell to a company that turns the plastic into new products. This is appealing as it also considers the environment at the same time.
Dates and times of these events and collections will be advertised after half term.
The Leesland Leaders spent their morning on the Gosport Ferry collecting money for Children in Need. They did an amazing job and they would like to the ferry company for having them. Also, The children were amazed with the generosity of the public who gave so willingly.
2018-2019 Autumn 2
9/11/18 The Leesland Leaders have had another productive meeting, where they shared their ideas regarding which charity we should support this academic year. A final decision will be made shortly.
Also, with Anti-Bullying week next week (12th - 16th November) the children discussed all the ways we promote positive play and collaboration at Leesland - there are many! It was decided that the focus next week will be explaining to new children the ways we help any individual who may be feeling: lonely, upset or anxious.
The final discussion was around keeping the environment clean, tidy and purposeful. Many of the Leaders felt it would be beneficial to increase the ways in which we recycle. This will be a focus for the future.
2018 - 2019
This half term, we welcomed the new Leesland Leaders, who had been voted for by their peers. The first meeting was held at the Infant School, where the children introduced themselves and discussed a selection of items. We were fortunate to have 2 link governors at the meeting, who shared their roles within the school.
The children will be collating the responses from their year groups, ready for the next meeting. The items on the agenda were;
Which charity should the school support this academic year?
What other activities/stalls could be available at the Christmas fair?
What alternatives to 'wear your own clothes' could be initiated in order to collect in donations?
How else could we further improve break times and lunch times?
If anyone has an idea they would like to share, then please discuss this with your Leesland Leader so your voice will be heard at the next meeting.
Miss Hendrick delivered all of the donations of bedding and towels to Stubbington Ark during the Easter holidays. Thank you to everyone who donated.
Our Leesland Leaders have been busy reading and deciding which books they would recommend to their classmates. Take a look at their recommended reads for this half term:
Our school councils voted to be known as Leesland Leaders. There were a number of suggestions about possible new names for the council, and we voted democratically to choose which one to go with. Leesland Leaders won by a long way. Class representatives have specially made badges so everyone knows who they are.
Autumn Term charities
Our Leesland Leaders have voted to support the following charities for the autumn term:
Gosport Basics Bank Collection for Harvest 2017 - bring in items of non-perishable food, toiletries or cleaning items to be donated to the local Basics Bank.
Children in Need on 17th November 2017 - wear something spotty for a donation. We will also be collecting again on the Gosport Ferry.
Jumpers for Joe on Thursday 21st December 2017 - wear a Christmas jumper with your usual school uniform for a donation. In aid of The Joe Glover Trust, a local charity supporting the families of children with cancer.
Gift Drive for Gosport Children - in time for Christmas 2017 This a local scheme to make sure that local children in times of hardship receive a present a Christmas.
The Junior School Council decided they would like to support our Armed Forces by collecting items for the Shoe Boxes for Our Heroes Appeal. This appeal sends morale boxes to troops in the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force who perhaps do not receive many parcels from home. The children particularly wanted to support this at Christmas time. Lots of families and local people contributed and we sent 23 boxes.
Thank you to all who contributed - we hope we brightened the day of someone serving our country.
We held a 'Jumpers for Joe' day on the final day of the autumn term. Again, this was chosen by the Junior school council. The Infant School raised £155.70 and the Junior School raised £191.05.
The Joe Glover Trust is a small, local charity and they exist to help families in crisis following their child's diagnosis of cancer. The diagnosis can a massive financial impact on parents as often one or both parents need to give up work or take unpaid leave to care for their sick child. The charity supports families when their child is on treatment by awarding financial hardship grants. These grants can be for a host of reasons such as rent or mortgage payments, everyday living costs, travel expenses.
In November 2016 we held a Children in Need Day. The Infants raised £272 and the Juniors raised £224.02. This is a massive £496.02 in total. This does not include the money the Junior School Council members collected on the Gosport Ferry that day!