Y5 Enterprise Project with YMCA White Rose

Jonathan B

Jonathan Buckley
YMCA White Rose

Since September 2013, the Year 5 class have been working with Jonathan Buckley from YMCA White Rose on an amazing Enterprise Project. YMCA White Rose is a not-for-profit charitable organisation which provides help & support to children, young people and families in South and West Yorkshire with a range of dedicated services (for more information on the YMCA, please visit: www.ymcawhiterose. org.uk).

The Y5s have been looking at what the Bible teaches about poverty and justice followed by how individual Christians and Christian charities have stood up for justice, such as William Wilberforce and George Williams of the YMCA.

 

Y5 Enterprise logo

This year’s Y5 have just chosen a charity project to focus their efforts on: the ‘Yours Project’ which works with children with disabilities (see the YMCA White Rose website for more detail). This was following the pitches of various charities as part of a Dragon’s Den type activity & the children voting for the one that they most wanted to raise money for. 

Last year, the Y5s looked at the work of many charities & how they help others. From this research they then had to present to each other in a ‘Dragons’ Den’ pitch situation in order to see which charity they should work to support. The children have raised money for Green Pastures which is a social enterprise charity working with disadvantaged & homeless people (visit:  http://greenpastures.net/ for more information) as well as for the work of the YMCA. 

The children even set up their own charity to support this work called: TASS Children’s Charity Miracle Makers & have produced their very own logo. The children took part in a whole host of different fund raising activities – all of which they designed themselves. These included:  selling toys, books & games at the Christmas Fair, taking part in the Christingle Service & Christmas Productions to raise money, two Toy and Clothing Amnesties, putting on a Fairtrade Tuck-shop, holding an ‘Afternoon Tea, non-uniform day as well as putting on the most amazing talent show. The money raised went to their chosen charity Green Pastures and their work in supporting homeless people, as well as to  the YMCA Charity Shops in Rotherham and Sheffield, helping support the YMCA’s work across South and West Yorkshire.

Click on the link to find out what Holly Toombs, Y5 pupil, has to say about the Afternoon Tea event!

Sainsbury’s Bag Packing Helpers Event:

 Afternoon Tea Event:

photo (18) photo (9) photo (10) photo (11) photo (13) photo (14) photo (15) photo (16)

 

Latest Events

  1. 05JulY5 Parent Passport Meeting
  2. 06JulNew to FS2 Parent & Child Workshop
  3. 06JulY2 up to Y3 Parent Passport Meeting
  4. 07JulNew to FS2 Parent & Child Workshop
  5. 07JulY5 up to Y6 Parent Passport Meeting


Quotes

  • I really like TASS & it's the best school I've ever been to. Everyone is really kind & have helped me to settle in. In my last school we had lots of bullying but at TASS bullying is extinct!!
    —New Y6 Child
  • My daughter absolutely loves school & is delighted to be an Eco-Saint! We are very happy with her progress & think that the Merit teams & points are really effective!
    —Y2 Parents
  • Absolutely fantastic parents' evening! Really pleased with *** progress & how her teacher has brought her on. She's made so much progress in such a short time! Thanks so much!!
    —Y6 Parent
  • I can't thank the teachers enough for the support they have given *** in his first term. He has settled in so well & his teacher has already recognised his strengths & weaknesses. The school has such a positive attitude. We're really pleased that we chose TASS!
    —Y6 Parent
  • Really pleased with *** progress & ongoing development. She is happy at school & doesn't like to miss anything! We feel she has settled in really well considering her health issues. We would like to thanks everyone who helps her to manage her condition!!
    —FS2 (Reception) Parent
  • I feel that the work in Y6 is challenging & exciting for our son. He always comes home buzzing & can't wait to get on with his homework. I'm grateful to the school for everything that they've done for him!
    —Y6 Parent
  • We feel that the teachers, the head teacher & all the school staff have our children's bet interest at heart at all times. We appreciate everything that they do for our children!
    —Y1 & Y4 Parent
  • My child enjoys her school experience. She finds her learning environment supportive & fun. The teachers are warm & create an atmosphere where the children flourish. I have found my child's current teacher extremely approachable, visible & very positive!
    —Y2 Parent
  • My child has made a great start to school. I feel really well informed & am impressed with the standards of teaching!
    —Y3 Parent
  • I felt very confident that all three teachers really knew our children & were genuinely interested in them & what their individual needs were!
    —Y3,Y2 & Y1 Parent
  • (Class teacher) is outstanding! She knows our daughter extremely well & has kept us well informed on her progress! She is very supportive in every respect & really approachable!
    —Y5 Parent Comment
  • TASS is a kind & caring school that cares about us ourselves - not just our education - even though that's what school's about. We always have fun & I never go home wishing 'I wish I'd been at another school'!
    —Y6 Child – End of Year Comment
  • I felt very confident that all three teachers really knew our children & were genuinely interested in them.
    —Y3, 2 & 1 Parent
  • It’s been slightly difficult with us coming from another school. There was no way the teacher could have been told everything, but within just a couple of weeks we felt that she had gained an excellent understanding of our child. We couldn’t be happier with the support our child has been given during her first term at TASS! Thank you!
    —Y2 Parent
  • Excellent teaching! I can’t believe how much she has come on in Reading & Writing!
    —Y1 Parent
  • It’s lovely to be greeted by the teacher each morning & to be able to pass on messages when necessary!
    —FS2 Parent



Facebook

Likebox Slider Pro for WordPress