Swell School encourages a caring attitude in our children and they often demonstrate this with their enthusiastic participation in charity events.
The whole school was involved in fundraising for Sign2Sing by paying a pound to wear a scarf and joining in the world record attempt at signing a song on Wednesday 5th February 2014.They were raising money in support of SignHealth.
The Pilcher family presenting a 'Sam Pilcher Trust' tiger to Taryn Langley for fundraising efforts on their behalf.
The whole school went down to cheer on The Rickshaw Challenge for Children in Need which came through Lower Swell on Thursday 14th November. They were lucky enough to meet Pudsey whilst they waited, as well as appear on Radio Gloucestershire. This was followed on Friday by a non-school uniform day to raise more funds for the charity.
In 2013 the school raised money for Comic Relief by having a non school uniform day combined with a sale of pop-cakes and sweet made by the Year 4 children.
All the children and staff joined in the Sign2Sing record breaking attempt on 8th February 2012 at 14:45. The children also took part in ‘Don't make a sound 4 a £' on the same day which was a blessing for the staff! This was to raise awareness and money for SignHealth, a charity working to support the profoundly deaf.
This year for Children in Need the children dressed up as Olympians and the year 5s baked and sold chocolate brownies at school and at the village coffee morning.
The children made Pudsey's Pickles and chocolate apples which they sold to parents and locals. These funds along with the sale of BBC Children in Need Wristbands helped raise plenty of money for Children in Need.
The children wore their wellies to raise money for wildlife supporting the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust