World Wildlife Fund Charity Day

 

In the summer term of the last academic year, we held our own ’Ardron Elections’! This was our way of teaching the children about democracy, manifestos, campaigning and the voting system in a way that would excite and enthuse the children. Four children from each class were selected by their peers to represent a charity. These were the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Guide Dogs for the Blind, The World Wildlife Fund and Save the Children. Each charity 'party' had to design their own manifesto and deliver this to the rest of the school.

Throughout the week, the children campaigned and tried to secure as many votes as possible. The winning party would be responsible for planning a fundraising day for their chosen charity. Children and staff each received a ballot paper and voted using the voting booths in school during the week of the General Election in May. The votes were all counted and verified and the winning party was… The World Wildlife Fund!

On Friday 15th January, we held a fundraising day to raise money for this worthy charity. The children in the winning party wanted all children to come dressed as their favourite animal or wearing ‘animal themed’ clothing and bring in a donation for the WWF. There were activities going on throughout the day to teach the children about the work the WWF does to protect endangered species and conserve the planet. Prizes were kindly donated for the best costume in each class.

We raised a fantastic £175.70 during the day! Thank you to all that contributed. It was a really enjoyable and informative day!