The last couple of years have been incredibly hard for children and young people. Living through Covid has caused feelings of anxiety, fear and hopelessness in too many children; and the cost of living crisis is now pushing even more families into hardship. Here at Penketh we want to do everything in our power to help and support in any way we can!
On Friday 18th November our pupils took part in Children in Need 2022.
Everyone looked amazing with their Pudsey Bear themed clothing, ears or spots! Miss Silver took the time to create 1000 little ribbons that our pupils and staff members worn through out the day.
During break times and lunches Miss Silver, Mrs Lomax and Miss Clements-Paterson helped the Pupil Leadership Team organize a bake sale. We had 6 tables full of yummy treats that nearly all went.
Even pupils not on our Pupil Leadership Team chipped in and helped bake everything from cookies, brownies, cakes, flapjacks and doughnuts!
Everyone had a lovely day raising money and awareness for Children in Need, spirits were high as we raised a grand total of £328.98!!!
A huge thank you to all the staff and pupils who got involved with this event, your help and support is greatly appreciated.
After some research after the event the local charities that have been supported by BBC Children in Need in Warrington are:
PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
Information and advice, Warrington
This project will deliver HOPELINEUK, a telephone, text and email helpline which offers help and support to any young person with thoughts of suicide. It will lead to reduced risk of suicide, increased support and a better awareness of how to seek help.
Warrington Youth Club Limited
Youth services, Warrington
This project will deliver a science-themed evening club for 72 children aged 7-12 who experience disadvantages such as living in poverty, having mental ill-health or being disabled to enrich their lives and encourage positive relationships.
Warrington Wolves Foundation
Sports and health, Warrington
This project will deliver a large number of sports and activity sessions during lunchtime/after school sessions, evening and school holidays, working with young people with disabilities, to increase their confidence, improve skills and reduce isolation.