Together We Give
To enable our children to flourish and be empowered to change the world, we dedicate time every week for the children to learn and develop new skills or to give something back to the school or the wider community. During this 'Grow and Give' time, the children have the opportunity to learn new skills from growing as bakers to learning how to sew. They also use this time to look outward and give, be it through sharing stories with younger children, going on a litter pick around the village or fund raising for charities both locally, nationally and globally.
See below and click on the links below to see how the children have been giving this term!
JUST ONE TREE DAY
To support Just One Tree day, children were invited to come to school dressed as a tree or in forest colours in return for a £1 donation. There were some fantastic outfits and the children really enjoyed the day.
Just One Tree pledge to plant a tree for every £1 donated. Reforestation on this scale will create a greener future for our children, help them understand the challenges of climate change and empower them to make a difference.
It was wonderful to be back together in the church to celebrate our Harvest Festival. The children listened and joined in the service beautifully and their singing raised the roof! Thank you to all the WSG families who were able to join us in church and for your very generous donations to the Trussell Trust.
We are Climate Heroes...and Blue Peter badge winners! Last term, Oak and Elm Classes answered Blue Peter's call to find Climate Heroes and they have been rewarded with their own Green Blue Peter Badges.
Each class undertook three pledges, one in each of the following categories; Power, Plastic and Plants. We recycled our plastics, made litter pickers and went on litter picks around the school and village. In school and at home, we turned off lights and power when we didn't need them and completed many gardening tasks including planting wild flowers on our meadow area to help attract and support more wildlife.
The Green Blue Peter Badges were presented in Celebration Worship and our Certificates proudly displayed on our Eco Board. Well done Wimborne St Giles, we are so proud of the efforts you made and continue to make to help save the planet. As of the 30th June 2021, Blue Peter have offset a massive 220,725 kilos of carbon thanks to all the green pledges