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Any other schools which choose not to raise money for children in need AND comic relief

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chickensarmpit Sat 16-Feb-13 21:42:25

My kids school supports every charity going. We practically have begging letters everyweek, which makes me feel shit because I'm counting the pennies. Sponsor this, cake sales, £2 for own clothes day, food product for hampers... The list goes on. Can schools just educate kids and stop pestering for cash? Or at least pick one charity to support?

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 16-Feb-13 21:41:13


::Throws caution to the wind and bosom-clasps::

LaBelleDameSansPatience Sat 16-Feb-13 21:35:57

MAUD!!!! ::Waves delightedly - too public for bosom clasping?::

UnnamedFemaleProtagonist Sat 16-Feb-13 21:33:22

My school does neither.

PoppyWearer Sat 16-Feb-13 21:29:46

Our school paid lip service to CIN (hastily-organised cake sale) and I suspect Red Nose Day will be the same, as nothing has been put in the calendar as yet.

There are, however, a gazillion non-uniform days and other events to raise money for a) the PTA and b) one parent's chosen charity.

I am very irked by it, but suspect I wouldn't be able to change anything.

On CIN day I made a point of sending in DC1 resplendent in CIN headband, badges, wristbands, etc. Will do same for Red Nose Day!

CelticPromise Sat 16-Feb-13 21:23:40

Yes, the school my sister works at only does fundraising for Catholic charities.

Wallison Sat 16-Feb-13 21:15:44

I wish that our headteacher was like that, ComeIntoTheGardenMaud. Not for the distraction from learning thing but because it's just One More Thing To Do on top of everything else. NB I have a couple of charities I support by DD. I've decided that they are who I want to give my money to and I don't want to bake a fucking cake or make a fucking costume for anything else.

I don't remember all of this costume malarky when I was at school, but what with World Book Day, Red Nose Day, Comic Relief Day etc sometimes it feels like I spend half of my time at home making shitty costumes that he wears once and shitty cakes that no-one in their right mind would eat - I mean, honestly, cakes at a bake sale? With all of those little bogie-and-shit-encrusted fingers milling around in them? No thank you.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Sat 16-Feb-13 21:08:30

The school at which I was a governor didn't often do anything for CIN or CR because the headteacher at the time thought it distracted the children from learning. Hmm.

sausagesandwich34 Sat 16-Feb-13 21:07:26

Bun/cake sale

Lol @bacon 'buns' being sold in the playground

Our primary does the main charities but also Macmillan and have various events for that
They also have an own clothes day just before the Christmas fayre when the dcs have to take a tombola or raffle prize in

CMOTDibbler Sat 16-Feb-13 21:06:47

Ds's school don't do CiN or CR, but the children choose their charities of the year and then organise events (well, y4,5,6 organise events) to raise money for those. They do have cake stalls

Wallison Sat 16-Feb-13 21:04:56

NB we have to make costumes for the kids, not the cakes.

Wallison Sat 16-Feb-13 21:03:06

Maybe those things made out of rice krispies and melted chocolate?

Anyway, our school does all of those things and it's a fucking pain the arse. If your school doesn't do it, count yourself lucky. Not only do we have to bake cakes, but we have to make costumes for them. I fucking hate the whole damn lot of them, and that includes fucking Pudsey.

StarlightMcKenzie Sat 16-Feb-13 21:00:26

Oh blush

So what's a crispy cake?

treas Sat 16-Feb-13 20:58:21

I took bun sale to mean a cake sale

StarlightMcKenzie Sat 16-Feb-13 20:52:33

What's a crispy bun (forgive me but kids are young so might yet experience these things)? Is it a bacon one?

Bronte Sat 16-Feb-13 20:49:03

A year group migh take it in turns to bring home made or shop bought cakes/crispy buns to sell at morning break and give money to chosen charity. Kids love them. Older ones love doing the selling and everyone enjoys choosing and buying and eating.

StarlightMcKenzie Sat 16-Feb-13 20:40:46

Damn it. Now you have me craving for a chip bun!

StarlightMcKenzie Sat 16-Feb-13 20:40:14

What on earth are bun sales?

And who on earth would buy them, assuming you're talking about lunch buns and not hair ones? Presumably the kids have dinners or packed lunches or are the buns to be eaten for tea/dinner so parents don't have to cook!?

LaBelleDameSansPatience Sat 16-Feb-13 20:36:44

Lots of bun sales in my school! And just about every charity/special day supported.

Bronte Sat 16-Feb-13 19:56:18

My DD's school chooses not to do either charity. Is this unusual?
Also, are bun sales banned in primary schools now? Again her school has never organised one of these to fund raise.

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