Fundraising at Corpus Christi

Every year the children choose which charity they want to fundraise for during Lent. This year they chose the homeless charity ‘The Passage.’ Max, a volunteer from The Passage, came and spoke to the whole school about the charity. He gave us an insight on what it is like being homeless and how it can make someone feel. Max shared the work that the charity does to support people who are homeless with the vision where street homeless no longer exists and everyone has a place to call home. Michael in Year One listened attentively to the assembly and was keen to speak to Max after the assembly. The assembly had inspired him and Michael was desperate to tell Max that there was someone he had seen that needed help from the charity. A week later, the charity sent Michael a letter to thank him for his compassion for others. 


The children then decided how they wanted to fundraise in their year groups. We had a range of activities such as bunny hops, chicken runs, Easter egg raffles and even a pyjama day!  Our school chaplains were inspired by the talk from The Passage and wanted to get a little glimpse of what it is like to be homeless. They sat on the pavement at the school gates collecting money. They were then able to discuss how it made them feel so small and how unfair it was. The chaplains had found quotes from the Bible that encourage us to help our brothers and sisters in need.

Our Year 5 and 6 children took part in a ‘Sleep Out Project’ in school. This involved sleeping on the hard hall floor overnight at school. They listened to the ‘Emmaus story’ and were paired up with a stranger with the hope to find a friend at the end of it. They also got involved in activities where they had to work with others and put their trust in others. This coincided with the message given by ‘The Passage’ where they try and build up trust and relationships with those who are homeless.