Here at Kingsdown and Ringwould CEP School, we teach our children about our responsibilities as a Church of England school in the community and our impact on others on a local, national and global level. The school provides a wealth of meaningful opportunities for pupils to reflect on their responsibilities and offers opportunities for them to take action. On this page, we share some examples of the work we have been doing to help others, both in and out of school.
Walk With Amal - October 2021
Our children have been moved by the plight of child refugee ‘Little Amal’, a not so little puppet, travelling from Turkey to Scotland, to raise awareness of the struggles many children of our world face.
They followed Amal’s journey online and made beautiful shining stars to show her she was welcome.
Some of the youngest children even wrote Amal postcards of encouragement! We shared this whole-school star project during our Celebration Assembly.
Little Amal visited Dover on a blustery autumnal evening, some of the school’s families and teachers went along to support as lights guided the way with lanterns they had created.
It was a heart-warming project to be part of and the atmosphere was vibrant, positive and carnival-like as we processed from Pencester Gardens to Dover Castle.
Local Litter Picking
As a small seaside village school, we aspire to make a difference to our local community. On Earth Day 2021, we launched our new litter picking kits. These can be borrowed from the school so that families can help to remove litter from our surrounding villages and beaches. Just speak to a member of staff to borrow and use after school or over the weekends.
Year 3 Charity Raffle
Year 3 Wolves held a number square raffle and raised £105. They had 44 prize donations!
Year 1 Charity Obstacle Course
Year 1 Elephants set up a sponsored obstacle course for the children to enjoy and raised £515.
Year 6 Charity Sponsored Walk
Year 6 raised a whopping £976 by organising and completing a sponsored walk. All money raised will go to Dementia UK.
Love in a Box 2020
This year, we continued to support the Mustard Seed Relief Mission’s ‘Love in a Box’. The charity, which has been in operation for more than a decade, continues to spread joy, love and happiness to many thousands of disadvantaged children who feel truly loved by all those who send their ‘Love in a Box’. The boxes are given to under-privileged children throughout Eastern Europe. These children continue to look forward to and appreciate Christmas time when they receive their special present.
Our school community donated a brilliant 50 boxes!
Harvest Festival 2020
We have an annual Harvest Festival service and each class has an active role in the service. Our community always gives generously and we give food parcels to Deal Foodbank.
Tiny Tigers have been thinking Harvest Festival and what it means to them.
Una “Well, God gave us food, so we give it to people too. It is nice.”
Our Chosen Charity 2020/2021
In September, the school's charity monitors, led by Kylan and Sophie, voted and decided that the school should fundraise for Dementia UK. Throughout the year, each class will plan and run a fundraising event to raise money for the cause.
Diverse Books For All!
We were very lucky to recently receive a generous donation of new books for our classrooms. The books were funded and donated by the DealBooksForChange crowdfunding campaign, led by Austeja's mum (Y2). The campaign’s aim was to provide primary school libraries with a more diverse and inclusive range of fiction and non-fiction books, featuring diverse characters of colour, children with disabilities, strong female protagonists, and boys and girls that are not afraid to be different. Our wonderful PTFA also contributed to the campaign. The children have already been enjoying reading the books this week and discussing the themes that they promote.
Food Bank Superstar
Jessamine in Year 6, and part of the local scout group, organised and undertook a collection for the Deal Area Food Bank. With her family, Jessamine managed to collect over 150 well needed items. Jessamine advertised her mission to the Kingsdown community, who all helped her to achieve her goal. Jessamine was awarded a District Commissioner's Commendation Award for outstanding service and going above and beyond. Incredible!
Our Chosen Charity 2019/2020
In 2019, the school's charity monitors voted and decided that the school should fundraise for Breast Cancer Now, the research and care charity. Throughout the year, each class worked hard to run an event to raise money for the cause, which included a fun run, a film night and a cake sale. The total amount of money raised for the year was a whopping £2257.52