The Year of Get Up and Give
This year at Norbridge Academy, our theme is Get Up and Give!
Throughout the year, we will be challenging staff and children to count up as many miles as they can by walking, running, swimming and cycling. You can even get creative and log your miles on your scooter, skateboard or any other way you like (except motors!)
Each class will be choosing a charity for the year and the class with the most money raised and the most miles logged will be presented with a prize.
Are you ready to Get Up and Give?
Read below to find out more about the charities each class has chosen, what fundraising events have taken place and how much money has been raised so far:
Weston Park Cancer Charity supports the incredible work of Weston Park Hospital. The vital finds that are raised by the Cancer Charity help to make it more than 'just a hospital', by focusing on three areas - cancer research, cancer treatment and cancer care.
To find out more about Weston Park Cancer Charity, visit: http://www.wphcancercharity.org.uk/
Acorn Class Fundraising Event - On Monday 6th March, the children and staff from Acorn Class took part in a sponsored dance. A total of £2000 was raised from this event.
Happy Days works with local communities right across the UK to provide vital respite breaks for individuals, families and groups who support children with additional needs.
To find out more about this charity, visit: https://www.happydayscharity.org/
St John Ambulance is the nation's leading first aid charity. Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through training programmes. Volunteers for St John Ambulance provide first aid in the community and work alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls.
To find out more about St John Ambulance, visit: https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/default.aspx
CLIC Sargent helps families limit the damage cancer causes in young lives, beyond their health. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent's specialist care teams will step in, be ready to help, support and guide. They will provide a specialist package of support, tailored to each young cancer patient and family.
To find out more about CLIC Sargent, visit: http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/
Childhood First delivers exceptional outcomes in the care, education and treatment of children suffering severe emotional and behavioural disturbance as a result of early life trauma. Childhood First also provides support to their adult carer networks.
To find out more about this charity, visit: http://childhoodfirst.org.uk/
Barnardo's transforms the lives of the most vulnerable children across the UK through the work of their services, campaigning and their research expertise. Barnardo's believes that it can bring out the very best in every child.
To find out more about this charity, visit: http://www.barnardos.org.uk/
Hazelnut Class Fundraising Event - Children in Hazelnut Class have made their own personal pledges to do a sponsored active event of their choice. Lots of children have worked really hard to think of an activity that would be a real challenge to them, planned their event and then trained hard to be able to give their best effort. A few of the sponsored challenges the children have set themselves, include a trampoline-athon, a danceathon, some triathlons and even a 20 mile bike ride!
Total Raised So Far: £1799.34
PDSA is the UK'S leading veterinary charity. Operating though a UK-wide network of 51 Pet Hospitals and 380 Pet Practices, PDSA provides free veterinary care to the sick and injured pets of people in need and promotes responsible pet ownership.
To find out more about this charity, visit: https://www.pdsa.org.uk/
Redwood Class Fundraising Event - During the Autumn Term, children from Redwood Class completed a sponsored run. A total of £55 was raised from the event.
Total Raised So Far: £262.88
Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in homes and at the charity's hospice. Bluebell Wood is a place filled with laughter and love. The charity gives families the chance to relax, take a break and have fun, providing support for the whole family.
To find out more about this charity, visit: http://www.bluebellwood.org/
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through advice, support and legal service. Shelter campaigns to make sure that one day, no-one will need their help.
To find out more about this charity, visit: http://england.shelter.org.uk/
Palm Tree Class Fundraising Event - During Spring Term 1, children from Palm Tree Class completed a sponsored swim during their school swimming lesson. They challenged themselves to see how many lengths they could swim in 30 minutes.
Palm Tree Class Fundraising Event - During the Autumn Term, children in Year 3 held a 'sporty party' to raise money. The children played a variety of different sports games before enjoying some tasty snacks. There was even time for the children to 'get up' and dance before they went home.
Total Raised So Far: £595.28
WWF is a worldwide, animal charity, providing support for endangered species across the globe. Their mission is to create a world where people and wildlife can thrive together.
To find out more about this charity, visit: https://www.wwf.org.uk/
Holly Tree Class Fundraising Event - On Monday 20th March, Holly Tree Class participated in a sponsored skip. Each child challenged themselves to complete as many skips with a skipping rope in two minutes. So far, a total of £51 has been raised.
Holly Tree Class Fundraising Event - On Friday 25th November, Holly Tree Class completed their first fundraising event. The children challenged themselves to dance, non-stop, for 60 minutes. Over £130 was raised from the event.
Total Raised So Far: £234.75
Rain Rescue is dedicated to supporting the community, by ensuring the provision of a reputable Rescue Centre to help pets in true crisis. Rain Rescue promotes responsible pet ownership and raises awareness of the plight of abandoned animals.
To find out more about this charity, visit: http://www.rainrescue.co.uk/
RSPCA is a unique, animal welfare charity that has introduced a law to protect animals. The RSPCA works hard to ensure that all animals can live a life free from pain and suffering. Through their campaigns, the RSPCA raises standards of care and the awareness of issues for the animals who have no voice.
To find out more about this charity, visit: https://www.rspca.org.uk/home
Acer Class Fundraising Event - On Wednesday 02nd November, children from Acer Class completed a 2km fun run at Sherwood Pines.
Total Raised So Far: £535.33
Help for Heroes supports those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces. No matter when someone served, Help for Heroes provides support for individuals to lead an active, independent and fulfilling life.
To find out more about this charity, visit: http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/
Maple Class Fundraising Event - During Spring Term 2, Maple class completed a Zumbathon to raise money. The children danced, stretched, shimmied and moved to the beat.
Maple Class Fundraising Event - On Wednesday 02nd November, children from Maple Class completed a 2km fun run at Sherwood Pines.
Total Raised So Far: £807.26