Our Favourite Charities
Learning about different charities and supporting the work they do stands true to the core values and vision of our school.
We have a responsibility to care for others
We show respect for the diversity of our world and the diverse needs of the people living within it.
We have high aspirations and are determined to make a difference
We lead by example and through our initiative.
What we do can shape our world!
We have a charity tree by the entrance of our school. It helps to celebrate and promote our vision and values.
Cry In The Dark
On Wednesday 6th November the shoeboxes we filled for our lovely charity, Cry In The Dark left Willesborough Infant School to commence on their journey to Romania. We had lots of goodies from the children to fill the shoeboxes and each shoebox had a scarf, hat, gloves, sweets, toys and colouring pads.
Here is a photograph of the boxes being made.
We then had some strong year one volunteers who carried the boxes and loaded these onto the lorry to begin their journey across Europe to Romania.
Here is a photograph of the boxes being loaded onto the lorry.
In December, Mr Head went to Romania to deliver our shoeboxes to orphaned, sick and disabled children and young adults.
His first day was spent going to the houses of very sick children to deliver their shoebox gifts. He helped the children and young adults open their presents and play with the toys. This day was really interesting as he got to see how different houses in Romania are compared to here in England but also very rewarding to watch the children open up their fantastic presents.
On the second day, Mr Head visited a Romany gypsy village and delivered over 600 shoebox gifts to every single family. It was a very chaotic day but a day with lots of smiles and happiness as you can see from the pictures. The children were so pleased to receive their gifts and spent the day eating their treats and playing with their brand new gifts.
For the rest of his time there Mr Head made visits to local schools, hospices and young adult institutions to continue to deliver shoebox gifts. He had an amazing time spent helping young children and adults in Romania and is proud of The Willesborough Schools’ community's contribution to bringing in gifts and clothes to produce the shoeboxes to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves.
Macmillan Coffee Afternoon
We were keen to help WISS run the coffee afternoon to raise money for the cancer charity. Mrs Lewis helped us run our 'guess the name of the dog' stall.
Blue Cross for Pets
This is Dotty. The Willesborough Schools sponsor her.
We look forward to receiving regular updates from Blue Cross on how Dotty is doing.
The following is a brief statement from the Blue Cross for Pets website, explaining what they do:
"Pets are at the heart of everything we do. Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to our animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve. Meanwhile, our Education and Behaviour Teams prepare future pet owners to take responsibility and look after their pets for life."
To find out more, please visit their website: https://www.bluecross.org.uk/
Pilgrims Hospice - Snow Dogs
Our Snowdog Has Arrived!
Our school has taken part in the Pilgrim’s Hospice Snowdog event. In the Autumn thirty-five giant snowdogs were be displayed across Ashford town. Each snowdog was designed and decorated by famous artists and designers. WIS received a special delivery of their very own smaller Snowdog. We designed and decorating our special snowdog and were proud to see it displayed for three months in Ashford shopping centre. WIS, our Snowdog is now back with us, taking pride of place in the entrance to our school. Our Snowdog raised £500 for the charity.
Please click the link below to view a presentation given by Pilgrims Hospice about the Snowdogs:
Our Snowdog has come home
After being displayed in Ashford town centre, our Snowdog has come back to it's forever home. It is standing very proudly just outside our school hall.
Cry In The Dark - Romania
Also, for more information, please take a look at the Cry in the Dark website: www.cryinthedark.org.