'Above all, love each other deeply.' Peter 4:8
What we do for others says much about who we are.
Bowdon Church School has a long, established record for the support of local, national and international charities. Pupils themselves are involved in choosing the charities that often reflect issues close to their homes and hearts.
St. Mary's Church
We are very proud of the difference our church makes to the local community. They have a myriad of events planned throughout the year that help bring the community together and develop a strong fellowship. Please visit: http://www.bowdonchurch.org/community/ for more information. St. Mary's supports a number of mission agencies and charities, they include: The Message Trust, Hideaway, Christians Against Poverty, Fishermen’s Mission, Tearfund, Mercy Ships and Toybox.
Since 2008, our main school charity has been UgandAid. UgandAid is a charity which supports young people from desperately poor backgrounds to access skills training so they can gain a job in many spheres which include plumbing, catering, tailoring etc.
Each year, our pupils take part in a host of fundraising activities to support our friends in Uganda. We support students and members of staff take part in projects. Please click on the link below for more information about this amazing project.
Please see below how your support has helped us so far in 2019-2020
NSPCC Number Day with Times Tables Rock Stars- Friday 7th February 2020
To help raise money for the NSPCC, children dressed up as a Times Table Rock Star (or just a rock star!)
Donations helped support the NSPCC fund their vital services such as Childline and the NSPCC Speak out Stay safe Programme, making an enormous difference to children today and to the lives of children tomorrow.
Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 13th December 2019
Children dressed up in their best ‘something Christmassy’- jumpers, T-shirts or even socks.
All donations went directly to Save the Children. https://christmasjumperday.org/ . Donations helped bring essential food, healthcare, education, and protection to millions of children around the world.
Children in Need - Friday 15th November 2019
Our theme for Children in Need was ‘Dress Fancy’, we are delighted that we raised £862.80!
Harry Beadle in Y2N organised a charity bike ride to raise money for Children in Need. He recruited some of his friends’ help and between the 14 of them they rode a whopping 100km! In total they raised an amazing £1,600 for Children in Need and we couldn’t be more proud of you!
Well done Harry, India, Emilia, Harry, Ada, Tommy, Henry, Max, Sophia, Isabelle, Tom, Nia, Amy, Ella, William and Ben - what superstars you are!
Atlas Foundation own clothes day- Friday 18th October 2019
We had a terrific own clothes day dressed in sports gear! The ATLAS Foundation was founded by Jason Leonard and other rugby and corporate heavyweights to improve the lives of the poorest people on earth through the power of rugby. The Memorial Fund we will be specifically supporting has been set up by Ben Nicholson in memory of his wife Anita and their two children Alex and Annabel who tragically lost their lives in the Sri Lanka bombings on Easter Sunday 2019.
We have a family in school who were close friends of the Nicholsons and who would love for their memory to be celebrated in this way. For more information please follow the links below.
Harvest Festival Celebrations- Thursday 10th October 2019
How wonderful to see so many parents/carers/grandparents supporting the Harvest Festival services this year. The array of gifts was breath-taking and even more than the quantity; the care and thought that had gone into these gifts was wonderful. Thank you for your generosity, the donations will be well used by the Booth Centre and the foodbank.
The Booth Centre receives half of our Harvest donations and is supported by us throughout the year with further food donations plus long-haul toilet bags, warm hats, gloves, scarves, socks and “tired” towels – ideal for showering.
Food Bank, Timperley - Our local Food Bank, based at the Methodist Church in Timperley, receives the other half of our Harvest food donations.
Every year we are amazed at the generosity of our families who donate food to our harvest festival celebrations. These gifts are distributed in the community, but particularly to Wood Street Mission in Manchester to support the homeless through the winter months.
Y6 Enterprise Challenge - Lots of creative ideas, innovation, learning to work as a team, project management, learning about finance/profit/break even point, pitching to a panel of business experts, filming adverts, marketing campaigns, emails to charities, production, production, production, stress, FUN and selling!
But most importantly 61 Y6 pupils in 10 teams chose their own charities to raise money for. In 2018 these charities were the following: Cancer Research, UNICEF, WWF, HemiHelp, Red Cross UK Solidarity Fund, Guide Dogs, Steppinghill Hospital, The Rainbow Trust and Stockdales.
Keyrings, DVD clocks, T-shirts, fidget-spinners and tin can holders were among some of the products created and marketed to raise money for the following charities: CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), One Love Manchester (Red Cross), St Ann's Hospice, Once Upon a Smile, No More Malaria, Alzheimer's Society, Cancer Research, Missing People, NSPCC, Guide Dogs and Pavillion Project.
A range of products from chocolate covered fruit (Dipsticks) to Awesome Origami and purses made from recycled milk & juice cartons! Ten teams working together to raise an impressive £3, 047. Charities supported this year were chosen by the children, many of who wanted to support Once Upon a Smile, in memory of their friend Isaac. Other charities included: Cancer Research, Prostate Cancer, Shine (Hydrocephalus and spina bifida), Asthma Research, The Donkey Sanctuary, Guide Dogs, UNICEF and JDRF (Junior Diabetes Research Foundation).