At Wren Park we support a number of charities locally, nationally and internationally. We see this work as a vitally important partnership in teaching children about the world around them as well as about the difficulties people and communities face through environmental, social or political issues which they are faced with. We use this as a means to discuss and debate as well as to support through empathy and practical help or fundraising.
We hope our children can see how they have a positive impact on those less fortunate or facing difficulty.
We always focus on what the Wren Park children can learn from the plight of others although we also teach them about supporting charities for altruistic purposes.
Please support our charities and events (many of which are identified by children's own personal interests).
In the past few years, we have supported many charities through various events which have been run both in and out of school.
Comic Relief – Red Nose Day 2023
This year we organised a non-uniform day, where the children were encouraged to wear something red in aid of Comic Relief. Many children, parents and families donated money to Comic Relief.
The children learned about what Comic Relief and Red Nose Day is all about and watched videos during an assembly about children who have been helped by Comic Relief in the past and how it has helped to improve their lives.
Some children worked alongside Mr Bull and Mrs Dilley, in decorating cakes for every child to eat as part of the day. The PTA supported the event by providing the cupcakes and Ruth from Three Bears Cookery helped the children to decorate the cakes. The children had a fantastic time using their artistic skills, there were lots of decorative and funny designs!
The day was a huge success, the children all loved it and we raised a lot of money to support a great charity.
Thank you to everyone who supported us.
Together we raised £401.17
September 2022 - Harvest
Thank you very much for all the food donations during our Harvest Festival. We received a huge amount of donations and filled more than 12 full boxes!
The Padley Group were incredibly grateful for all the generous donations. They did say, without your support they would not be able to do what they do.
Remembrance Day – November 2022
At 11.00am on the 11th November 2022, we were very pleased to see how respectful the children were during our Remembrance service, where everyone paused and reflected on the service and sacrifices the Armed Forces make on our behalf. All the classes made a poppy as part of a class wreath and members of the school council performed a poem to the whole school. Mr Hudson, a former teacher, also returned to school to perform ‘The Last Post’ on the bugle.
Thank you to all of you that purchased Poppies, the Royal British Legion will collect our donations in the coming weeks.
Ukraine Fundraising – April 2022
After seeing the devastating news about the war in Ukraine. A special mention goes to Lara and Lexi in Year 5, who did a fantastic job of raising lots of money to help the people of Ukraine. They raised a massive £571 during school coffee mornings and a total close to £800 for the Unicef humanitarian aid for Ukraine.
We have a partnership with Derby Heights Care Home. Over the years our children have designed room names and visited to sing Christmas carols, parade their Easter Bonnets and attended their official opening! In return we have received some lovely gifts of baking and gardening equipment for our school, along with some Derby County items to raffle at our school fair!
We are also very honoured that their café has been named the "Wren's Café".