Raising money for the wellbeing of our children.
What is our Creating Futures fund?
Creating Futures is our new school fundraising platform. It enables money raised during school fundraising and enrichment events to go directly back to the children and community of Greet. Monies raised will be used to invest in resources as well as to create meaningful, long-lasting experiences for our children. Equipping them with the best start - to create an exciting future.
The fund will be visible to parents, staff and children so that we are united in building a GREAT Greet community, improving the physical and mental wellbeing of our children. Keep an eye out in the entrance hall for our Creating Futures fundraising thermometer!
Why have the Creating Futures Fund?
We feel that charity starts at home and the money raised through our school fundraising will support us to create inspiring, safe outdoor learning opportunities.
We are very fortunate to have a large school site with extensive outdoor areas ready for developing into wonderful spaces for our children and community. We recognise that living in Inner-city Birmingham many children are not able to experience the benefits that spending time outdoors in greenspaces can have on our physical and mental wellbeing.
Why is physical and mental wellbeing vital for our children?
There has been an explosion of interest in research, media and education around improving the physical and mental wellbeing in children, and how the two are connected. We strongly believe that there are significant benefits for children and adults in spending quality time outdoors. Research has shown that the more time children spend outdoors learning and playing the better they feel physically and emotionally and the more equipped they are to deal with challenges they may face.
We want all of out children to know that ‘there are no limits to what they can achieve’, nurturing their skills to grow into resilient, confident young people.
What do we have in mind for the fund?
We want to raise a total of £20,000.00 by July 2024!
As we reach certain target points we will spend the money on identified projects.
The overall aim of the projects are to:
All children will have the opportunity to contribute to the projects through their School Council, Eco-Warrior and Wellbeing Ambassador class representatives.
Money raised so far…
Thanks to your fantastic support during the Summer Fair at the end of the last academic year, we have already raised £5000.00 which we will use to kickstart the Creating Futures fund!
This money will be used in the following ways:
Who can get involved?
In the first instance, fundraising will be facilitated by staff at Greet through whole school fundraising events. These will range from free dress days to the summer fair. Staff at Greet will work together with parents and the local community to collectively fundraise with all donations going towards the fund.
We are aware that there is a wealth of skill, knowledge and valuable life experiences among you, our parents/carers, and the wider community so your ideas, continued support and charity will be greatly welcomed.
Please work with us to make a difference to the children of Greet.
Keep up to date with progress and ongoing Creating Futures projects on our blog page below:
Percy Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham,
West Midlands, B11 3ND
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