At Clearwater Academy we encourage the whole school community to engage in social action and to be courageous advocates for change in local, national and global communities. We aim for the children to understand that they have a responsibility to think about those that are less fortunate than themselves. The school council meet on a regular basis and discuss how they are going to raise money for the charities we support.
Linking with our values of community and compassion, we support Caring for Communities and People in Gloucestershire and Read for Good. Caring for Communities and People exists to transform lives. Their priority is to people who have serious and immediate need, equipping them to meet the demands of an ever-evolving society. Each year, the school supports their Hamper Scamper appeal at Christmas and when we celebrate Harvest, the children donate food for food parcels. We join with all the schools in DGAT for a yearly readathon. Read for Good’s vision is for all children in the UK to be given the opportunity, space and motivation to develop their own love of reading. This will benefit them throughout their lives – for good. They encourage children through a sponsored Readathon in schools, which helps them provide books for school libraries, and books and storytellers for children in hospital throughout the UK.
The British Legion Poppy Appeal is another charity we support. The children are given opportunity to learn about why they are supporting this charity during lessons and collective worship. The Royal British Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community.
We are really excited to announce that we will be forming a partnership with Kasulu Primary School in Tanzania. They have 3219 pupils in eight classes! This will enable our children to learn about different cultures and grow up having a respect for difference. We are hoping that we will be able to raise some money through small fundraising events so that the children can see how we can support our global communities.
Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award – Community Project
As part of the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders Award, children in Year One and Year Two organised a toy collection which was donated to the children’s ward at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.