During the Christmas period we organised an event to help a food bank in Barnard Castle called Store House. We decided to make a huge Advent calendar but instead of opening a door every day and taking something out, we would fill it up with food donations from all of the children, teachers and their families. We filled the calendar, it was packed full of food. We donated lots of different things including Christmas treats which were delivered just in time for Christmas.
The idea for the event came about after a workshop by WE Project, who visited Woodland School in October. WE Project aim to get as many people as possible fundraising for people less fortunate. They gave us lots of great ideas to get us started and helped us realise their project motto, ‘Doing good feels good!’
We are going to continue fundraising this term by hosting a talent show. The money raised will go to WaterAid.
By Sophie A and Emily G