In our school we always think of how we can serve and help others. Older pupils are playground leaders and buddies for younger pupils and our School Council meet every term and decide which charities we will support for the year ahead.

Some examples of charities we have supported in the past include:

  • Besom – local charity supporting families in need
  • Royal British Legion – we sell a range of merchandise to celebrate Remembrance Day.
  • Red, White and Blue Day – we had a range of exciting visitors who talked to us about their work and the charity itself.
  • Samaritan’s Purse – we made Christmas gift boxes for other children around the world less fortunate than us. Our friends at St James’ church collected these to be distributed.
  • Copper coin collections for Children in Need and Guide Dogs for the Blind – we raised enough to sponsor a new guide dog!
  • Comic Relief
  • Silly Socks Day for The Leys

As well as supporting charities, we attend the Wednesday Club lunch at the village hall at Christmas and Easter and sing for the older residents of Aston after they have finished eating. In addition, children from Year 6 attend the monthly Soup Lunch at St James’ and help to serve the teas and coffees while having a friendly chat to local residents.

As part of our annual remembrance focus, all of the children visit the Aston War Memorial to pay our respects. We hold a short service during which we place wreaths and read poems and prayers. Often, members of the local community join us.