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Reverse Advent Calendar

Our Reverse Advent Calendar Initiative

heart Our Ethos Group are working with each class, to produce 'Reverse Advent Calendars' to support worthy or charitable causes chosen by each class. In this way, instead of receiving a gift each day (as you would in an advent calendar) children will donate a small gift to help others.

heart Over the next few weeks, your child will be given a number by their teacher. Please could you send a small item into school - something not too expensive - just a little treat that could make someone happy. This should be linked to your child's year group charity e.g. biscuits, bubble bath, doggy chews, coffee, tea, colouring books.

heart How it Works: Each class will collect items up until Christmas, to gift to their charity or cause. So, if your child is given number 1, please send in your gift on the 1st of November, number 2 on the second of November etc. The box will be full by the end of the month and then the ethos group children will deliver these in time for advent.

Here are the Charities each year has chosen to support:

✨ Reception- West Cumberland Children's Ward
✨ Year 1- RSPCA
✨ Year 2- The Dale's Care Home, Maryport
✨ Year 3- Mind
✨ Year 4- Allerdale and Copeland Autism Support
✨ Year 5- Dog's Trust
✨ Year 6- Hospice at Home

Take a look at just some of the incredibly kind and generous donations for our Reverse Advent Calendar initiative, from our amazing families...

The organisations we chose to support were absolutely thrilled with their advent boxes - and with the attitudes of our children!