Charity begins… in Wembley Class!
All children are born with an innate sense of charity and compassion, the signs are everywhere. Watch your child stop to offer a wailing baby a comforting toy or catch your youngster consoling a friend who has just fallen over.
"Children naturally look for ways to make a contribution and help others," says Deborah Spaide, founder of Kids Care Clubs, a national organization. "But just as we give our children opportunities to use their legs when they're learning to walk, we need to give them opportunities to exercise their charitable muscles, so they become really good at giving too."
The benefits of actively growing children's charitable impulses are enormous. Besides helping counter the overdeveloped "I want, I want" impulse, it gives kids a powerful boost in self-esteem to realise they can make a difference in someone's life.
"And as corny as it sounds," says Patricia Schiff Estess, author of Kids, Money & Values, "when you help a child help others, you are helping to create a better world."
With this is mind, during RE lessons this term, Wembley Class have been learning all about Charity work and why people do it. The pupils decided they wanted to hold their own charity event to raise money for FOSA, to help raise funds towards the new planned outdoor classroom at Ambergate.
They made all of their own cakes, planned games and activities, and sold Easter crafts they had made. They raised a whopping £53.02 for FOSA!
Well done Wembley!!