Children in Need

Children in Need

 

On the 15th November 2019, the whole of the UK participated in a range of fundraising events to raise for Children in Need.

Children in Need is a BBC charity organisation to raise money for disadvantaged children across the UK. Children in Need was first established in 1980, since then the charity has raised over one billion pounds!

This year, in order to encourage people to donate money towards Children in Need, popstars including Louis Tomlinson and the pop band Westlife sang live on BBC1. In addition to this, players from the England Football Team (including Captain Harry Kane) surprised children from the England Amputee Football Association and attempted to play football using crutches.

Our school also took part in a range of activities to raise money for Children in Need. They included:
• Cake Sale
• Pennies for Pudsey
• Miniature Golf
• Dance off
• Book Sale
• Throwing wet sponges at the Teachers
• Penalty shoot-out
• Year 6 Sponsored Silence

 

The whole of the UK raised a whopping £47million for the charity. As a school, we raised over £700- this is highest amount ever raised in school! The Year 6 Sponsored Silence was extremely successful, raising over £400. We would like to thank everybody who contributed.

By David and Matthew

 

Rushall Remembers

Rushall Remembers

Remembrance Day takes place annually on the 11th of November. It is commemorated by the whole of the nation who pause for two minutes silence to remember the soldiers who have fought or are still fighting in combat.

Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day) marks the day when World War One ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. You may be wondering why people wear poppies on Remembrance Day? The answer is, this flower grew on the battlefield after World War One ended. As a result, the poppy has now become a symbol to remember those who lost their lives during conflict around the world and those who have been killed due to terrorism.

On this day, ceremonies are held at churches, cenotaphs and war memorials across the country and abroad. The Royal Family and important politicians also gather at The Cenotaph in Whitehall, London for a memorial service.

Poppies and poppy wreaths laid at The Cenotaph, London.

Locally, a Remembrance parade is held annually at the Walsall Cenotaph. Many different groups participate including: Army Cadets, Air Cadets, Sea Cadets, Guides, Brownies, Rainbows, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers and many more. They sing hymns and listen to speeches and stories from the Bible. During the procession, they also salute and pay respect to the Mayor.

What do you do each year to remember the fallen soldiers?

By Eleanor