Making A Difference
Every year, in the Autumn term and as part of our learning in the Ranelagh Curriculum, our wonderful students put together their own Community Action Projects, with the vision of making the world a better place. We have been running our action projects for over 6 years now, and every year they get better and better. The children have once again taken action to raise global awareness about a variety of planetary issues - from melting ice caps to deforestation of the rainforest - and were keen to help as best they could.
Each year group researched a charity to support, linked to their studies, and planned an action that they could carry out to raise awareness and garner support from the local community. Stalls were then set out spanning the Key Stage One playground and manned by children and members of the PTA who tirelessly promoted and campaigned for their causes. Year 6 decorated canvas bags with stunning artwork to support Greenpeace, Year 4 made and sold lemonade with proceeds going to Water Aid, Year 2 made frosted ‘ice cakes’ to raise awareness of the melting polar ice caps and reception made stunning key rings in support of the Marine Conservation Society, to name but a few of the many exciting actions that took place on the day.
Autumn term is a favourite for our Head Teacher, Mrs Lawrenson, largely due to the success of our Community Action Projects. She was once again thrilled with the dedication and social responsibility that the children in our school continue to demonstrate, commenting, "Ranelagh truly is a special place and a great beacon not only in our community but the world around us. We know that children leave our school global citizens, with an awareness and passion for making the world a better place, something that is very important to everyone at Ranelagh." The event was a huge success and enjoyed by many parents and children alike, who flooded our school playground. And what’s more, everyone went home happy knowing that they helped make a difference. Well done Ranelagh!