Courageous Advocacy – Faith in Action

We are courageous advocates for the common good, locally, nationally and globally. ‘Courageous advocacy’, enables pupils and our school community to develop a greater awareness of the challenges others face in life and how they, as individuals, can support causes and make a difference in our school community, local community and further afield.  We recognise that life is full of ups and downs and at times all people will face challenges that need help and support in overcoming. As ‘Growing Together as a Family of God,’ we recognise that not only are we within a family at school, but we are part of a wider community family and wider global family.

We take time to reflect upon and appreciate how fortunate we are to be part of such a nurturing school environment, surrounded by supportive peers and staff, which allows us to live life in all its fullness and flourish as individuals.

Supporting a wide number of charities, locally, nationally and globally, is an integral part of life at St. Anne’s. Staff, children and parents regularly support and organise fundraising events, with children even suggesting and organising events of their own.  

In recent years we have carried out a range of different    fundraising to support many good causes, some of which include;

  • The Children’s Society,
  • World Book Day,
  • Sports Relief;
  • NSPCC,
  • Comic Relief; Red Nose Day
  • Children in Need,
  • Macmillan,
  • The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal,
  • Church Charity – St Anne’s Food Pantry
  • Ace of Clubs – Collection for Harvest Festival
  • Eco Committee – raising awareness of our impact on the planet
  • Bishop Lent Appeal supporting local & global projects – The Big Walk!

Our children have an excellent grasp on the meaning of belonging to a local and global community and the sense of responsibility that comes with belonging. Thereby developing their ability to empathise and make a small sacrifice to benefit others. Together we consider the beauty and fragility of our environment, the actions we take, and the impact these actions may have on the well-being of everyone. Our school community and curriculum actively embraces a responsibility for the world in which we live. We are diligent to show our connection with, and care for, the world in which we all live and care for the people who live in it.