“Believe. Achieve. Care.”
School Mission Statement
St. George’s School & Charity Work
The Bible is full of encouragement to God’s children to look after each other and especially those going through difficult times. Jesus himself instructed his disciples to, “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12).
An important aspect of how we show we care for others at St. George’s is our support for charity work, and over the years St. George’s School pupils have raised thousands of pounds for worthy causes.
Each year our Year groups are given their own charity to raise funds for. We find this helps our pupils learn about the different activities and interests of the charity selected. Powerpoint presentations are created especially and speakers from those charities are invited in to school to speak to pupils directly and answer questions.
The charities supported by school vary year on year and ensure a mix of local, national and international charities, to give pupils the broadest possible understanding of the world around them. This year’s charities were chosen by our Spirituality captains and are as follows: Blackpool Foodbank (Year 11), Age UK (Year 10), Cancer Research UK (Year 9), RSPCA (Year 8) and WaterAid (Year 7).
In addition to these charities, School also holds special one off collections when a need arises, for example, in the wake of a natural disaster. Last academic year, School supported the Disasters Emergency Committee’s plea for help in the wake of the famine in East Africa. We were delighted to send off a cheque to the East Africa Crisis Appeal for £214.80.
Some forms also have their own form charity. This year one of our forms has adopted a panda and will be fundraising for the World Wildlife Fund.
Past fund-raising activities have included cake bakes, car-washing, sponsored leg-shaves, teacher sing offs, Zumbathon, dancing competitions…the list goes on. This is a photograph of some of the food collected in aid of Streetlife.
Please look out for more information about this year’s fundraising efforts on the school website. And in the meantime, a big THANK YOU to all parents / carers and families for supporting their child, and to the pupils themselves who work so hard to raise funds.
As a well-known Christian once put it:
“Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours, no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which to look out Christ’s compassion to the world
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good;
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless other people.”
St. Teresa of Avila
“…help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than receive.'”