"We care," is an important value in our school motto at Bangor Central Integrated Primary School. Each year we support a wide range of local, national and global charities and by doing so, we encourage children to develop a sense of empathy and compassion towards others. We also know that giving, of time, money or resources, is one of the '5 Ways to Wellbeing' so by helping others we can help ourselves too!
Below you can find an overview of just some of the charities we have supported in the recent past.
Every year we give our families the opportunity to support the Royal British Legion. The Royal British Legion helps the whole Armed Forces community through welfare, comradeship and representation as well as being the Nation's custodian of Remembrance.
This year in our Poppy Shop, we sold Flexi/Slap Bands, friendship wrist bands, reflective tags, zip pulls, and of course paper poppies! Money raised will help serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-service men and women, their families and dependents all year round.
In September 2020 we supported YoungMinds #HelloYellow campaign. The aim of this event was to show children that they are not alone with their mental health. We wore yellow to brighten up each other's day! Our fundraising appeal raised £505 which went directly to YoungMinds to support young people's mental health. You can see all the fun we had in our video below!
Storehouse North Down is supported by local churches, statutory and voluntary agencies, community groups, businesses and individuals to fight food poverty across Bangor, North Down and beyond. They aim to help by providing emergency food hampers through referral from their partners - St Vincent de Paul, social workers, local churches and the Citizen's Advice Bureau.
If you would like to find out more about the items Storehouse need currently, or you need help yourself, you can find their website here:
Following our "100 Challenge" inspired by Captain Tom Moore during lockdown, we raised an amazing £1070 and as a school put together 'Comfort Boxes' for frontline staff in our local Trust who are working during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Items for the Comfort Boxes included tea, coffee, hot chocolate, mints, toothpaste and toothbrushes, hand cream, sweets, foot packs and much more!
We held a 'Bangor Central Bake Off' House competition where our children were encouraged to bring their 'signatures bakes' into school to show off and then sell!
Following a very successful bake sale we were delighted to present £200 each to local charities, Action Mental Health and the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice.
🎂The 100 Challenge🎂
We were so inspired by the amazing efforts of Captain Tom Moore. He raised a staggering £30million for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden. So on his 100th Birthday we thought we would challenge our B.C.I.P.S community to take on our 100 Challenge.🎂💪🏼
Mrs Bryans took up the challenge and walked 100 laps of her garden. Check out the video below ⬇️. We were so impressed with how many members of our school community joined in too! Wee had 100 sandcastles, 100 laps of kitchens, 100 bounces on trampolines and 100 slides down a slide!
Following in the fundraising footsteps of Captain Tom we set up a Just Giving fundraising page to raise money for the amazing front line staff in our local South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust. We liaised with their donations coordinator who advised us on items which were needed to create “Comfort Boxes” for staff. Any money raised was used to purchase items for these boxes.
Bangor Central Integrated Primary School supports many local charities and raises money for those in need. This term we are supporting a number of local and national charities.
Children generously donated essential food items to fill 3 trolleys for the North Down Storehouse Appeal.
This year we have supported the Wings Appeal. Children brought a donation to school to receive a sticker in support of the charity.
Once again the children of Bangor Central Integrated Primary School generously donated money to the Poppy appeal through the poppy shop. All stock in the poppy shop was sold and 2 containers were filled with donations.
We are showing our support for Children in Need by wearing something 'Spotty' with our school uniform. Children can wear socks, head bands, accessories or spotty t shirts with their school uniform. We kindly asked for a £1 donation for Children in Need.