Throughout the Spring term, Class 4 have taken part in an exciting ‘Make a Difference’ challenge through the Go-Givers charity. It all began when the children were introduced to a range of important causes and had to work as a team to decide which issue they wanted to focus on. Once the decision was made to support refugees affected by the crisis in Syria, all of the class carried out research to learn more about the topic and then worked out what we could do to help. We decided that we wanted to raise awareness of the Syrian refugee crisis in our community and carry out fundraising.
We planned and presented an assembly to the rest of the school; raised money with a dressing up day; produced poems and posters and organised a Spring fair for pupils, parents and staff, which raised around £350. We invited a visitor from a charity who support refugees, called Shelterbox, into our class to learn more and then made our donation. Finally, some of our Y6 pupils prepared a presentation about our issue and presented this to over 200 people at Durham University. We were very nervous but we performed very well and everyone loved our presentation. Year 5 can’t wait to do a similar project next year!