Fundraising and Events
Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day 15th December 2017
It's the most magical time of the year fairy lights and baubles, snowmen and Christmas trees. And on 15th December 2017, we want it all - on a jumper.
The children and staff were all donning their daftest, most wonderful woolies - all for a great cause.
I am pleased to announce with the generous donations made by chidlren and staff for coming to school wearing a Christmas jumper, the whole school has managed to raise… DRUM ROLL PLEASE… £300!
What a fantastic achievement from everyone in school, well done you should all be very proud of yourselves!
An enormous THANK YOU to everyone who wore their favourite festive knit and donated so generously towards this extremely worthwhile initiative.
Your donations will help give hope to many families experiencing difficulties during the Christmas period.
Happy “Children In Need Day” at Clarksfield
Thank you to children and families who have supported the poppy appeal by donating money for a poppy to wear in remembrance of those who have given so much for the freedom we enjoy and take for granted. Clarksfield thoughts also go out to all families affected by conflicts, present and past.
Minute Silence on Wednesday
On Wednesday, the children and staff of Clarksfield School undertook the national minute’s silence to commemorate the bravery of those who lost their lives or fought and survived to preserve the rights and freedoms afforded to us today in Britain. The children were very thoughtful and sensible without exception, once again, showing their wonderful values.
MacMillan Coffee Morning
On Monday 3rd July 2017 at Tesco, Huddersfield Road, Oldham, the children were selling their products.
Fundraising and Events
NORTHWEST SHOE BOX AND AID APPEAL
Once again, the generosity of our families has been brought to light! A huge thanks to families who have donated shoe boxes filled with basic everyday items in support of the Shoe Box Appeal. These items will provide much needed relief for many Syrian refugees who have been affected by the crisis in Syria. Also, your generous cash donations has meant that the School Council has been able to raise £203.74!
We appreciate your continued support and hope that by working together, we can bring some joy into the lives of those innocent families whose lives have been devastated by war.
Well done Clarksfield Community!
Helipad Appeal - GREEN DAY
The Royal Manchester Children's Hospital provides specialist healthcare services for children and young people throughout the North West, as well as nationally and internationally.
Clarksfield Primary School’s School Council members organised a special assembly which was delivered by Lisa Humphreys (Events Coordinator at the Children’s Hospital) and Humphrey (the hospital's mascot). She explained to the children about the Charity Appeal to build a dedicatedhelipad on site at the Trust at a cost of £3.9 million.
Using the strapline, 'Time Saves Lives', the Helipad Appeal will enable the creation of a brand-new 24-hour access primary helicopter landing site, the first of its kind in central Manchester. This will allow the hospital to save many more lives and will increase the chances of a full or improved level of recovery in many seriously ill or injured patients.
The helipad will be built on top of the MRI hospital car park and connect to Manchester Royal Infirmary, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, St Mary's Hospital and Manchester Royal Eye Hospital via a link bridge and roof top corridor.
Therefore, with it being the holy month of Ramadan - a time for reflection, doing good deeds and donating money to charity, the School Council members have decided to support this unique project by organising a whole-school non-uniform day, where the children will come into school in GREEN, whilst also making a generous donation towards the Helipad Appeal.
A Special Prayer Service for One of Clarksfield's Special Children: Aleeza Ahmed
Dear Parents and Friends,
As you will probably know - one of our children - Aleeza Ahmed, who attended our school in Year 1, very sadly passed away last year. Last Friday, the school community gathered to celebrate her short but very happy life with a special prayer service at school. This was arranged with Aleeza’s family. The Imam from Ronald Street Mosque led a short but beautiful prayer. After the prayer, a plaque engraved with Aleeza’s name was placed on one of our school playground benches in memory of Aleeza Ahmed: our little girl from Clarksfield.
Aleeza’s family have also made a donation of some special books (for our school library) for all the children of Clarksfield to read and these books will be inscribed in her name for remembrance.
In addition to this, the staff and pupils organised a coffee morning and a bake sale which took place in the gym after school. As a result of all of your generosity, the school was able to raise an outstanding £516.00.
All the money raised will be given to The Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and The North West Air Ambulance Service in memory of Aleeza Ahmed.
Furthermore, Aleeza’s parents were very deeply moved that the entire school community should care so much about their daughter and remember her in such a special way; they have asked Mrs O’Donnell to thank you all for your support - they really could not be more grateful and appreciative!
Finally, Mrs O’Donnell, along with the Governors of Clarksfield and the school community would like to express their heartfelt appreciation for everything that everyone has done to contribute to the memorial for Aleeza.
“Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return”
“Rest in Peace Aleeza”