The children at Saint Christina’s enjoy helping others. We encourage them to demonstrate public spirit and selflessness, to be aware of and support those who are less fortunate than them.
Each year we donate harvest food gifts to those in need in our local community and Christmas gifts to children who might not otherwise receive one. Over the year we actively encourage families to donate food to support Father Terry’s Food Bank alongside a number of other charitable activities.
In addition to this traditional interpretation of ‘charity’ we also give of ourselves in different ways. These include supporting our local hospice through carol singing at Christmas and the learning and recitation of poetry through the ‘Poetry Together’ initiative. Actions such as these enrich not only the life experience of the people they hope to support but also our own pupils by helping them to understand the values of kindness, thoughtfulness and empathy.
In recent years, we have supported:
• ‘Little Farmers Project’ in East Timor in collaboration with the PROACIS foundation of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, helping struggling farming communities.
• The children’s anti-bullying charity, ‘Kidscape’
• Child refugees in Calais
• Poppy Appeal
• Providence Row, a local homeless charity
• Magic Breakfast
Messages of thanks:
“I just wanted to drop you a wee email to say thank you so much for your support for the NSPCC. Your school are so enthusiastic, engaged and kind. You have raised a whopping £1412 which is absolutely outstanding. It’s been nothing short of a pleasure working with Saint Christina’s again and without a shadow of doubt, you are one of my favourite schools to work with… the children, the staff, yourself, plus the parents, have all been so supportive of the NSPCC”
“Christmas is all about giving - so we cannot thank Saint Christina’s School enough for the incredible Boxes of Love you have donated to our Hospice. Gestures like this have such a positive impact on our patients - to all involved - THANK YOU and have a very happy Christmas”
St John’s Hospice