Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery School is proud of its contribution to the local community. Children, staff, and parents are all responsible for their involvement in a variety of activities that give something back to the community. Here are a few examples of our most recent (and annual) activities that not only bring our small school community together, but they have far-reaching benefits across the borough community and beyond:
Harvest Festival – Food Bank Donations
Our Harvest Festival Celebration brought in hundreds of food donations from children and parents. The Reverend Anne Dollery visited from St Dunstan’s church and talked to the children about where our food comes from. Children learnt a lot about the value of food, countries less fortunate than theirs, and the positive impact of giving to the poor. Feltham Food Bank were overwhelmed with the generosity of our school and expressed their gratitude on behalf of their referred customers.
Afternoon Tea for the Elderly
Our most recent event saw so many grandparents and elderly neighbours coming together at the annual afternoon tea party. The aim of the event is to celebrate and recognise all members of the family and community, regardless of age, building respect and value across generations. Our visitors are treated to tea, cake and entertainment, all served and performed by our children.
Christmas Jumper Day – Fundraising
By joining in this national festive fundraising initiative, and accepting donations to attend our Christmas concerts, we raised £376.41 for the following charities in relation to the Christmas Jumper Day appeal; Macmillan Cancer Support, Make a Wish, Save the Children fund. The money raised helps communities close to home and across the globe.
Children in Need - Fundraising
This year we asked children to come to school dressed up as ‘people who help them’ to raise awareness of the important jobs that people do throughout our community. Children had fun learning the roles of these people through the various different uniforms and costumes brought in. In return for dressing up, we asked for a donation to go towards the Children in Need appeal. In total we raised £340.81 for this great cause.
In October we were visited by The Worshipful The Mayor of the London Borough of Hounslow, Councillor Nisar Malik. He spoke to children about Democracy by having class votes, asking the children to nominate others and the person with the highest vote wins. He taught the children the importance of respecting the majority of the people’s vote, which in turn has positive ramifications for building community respect.