At Firs Farm, our children follow the UNICEF Rights and Respecting Charter. They have helped children around the world and enjoy developing their moral duty to help others if they are able to do so. We collected over £1520 for UNICEF’s ‘Day for Change’ Campaign, raising more than any other school! As a result, UNICEF used our children for their poster campaign on their website.
At Christmas, children have enjoyed packing shoeboxes as part of the Samaritan’s Purse ‘Operation Christmas Child’ Campaign. They pack their boxes full of goodies including toys, sweets, soaps and toothbrushes each year, which get flown over to children in need across the globe. These types of projects contribute enormously to the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development again, encouraging them to help others. Children thought carefully about cultural and social needs when packing their boxes too.
Over the years, our Year 5 children have visited people with life limiting illnesses at the North London Hospice. This very spiritual project begins in school, where children learn about Buddhist Mandalas, exploring the circle of life and death. Children are then paired with a person at the Hospice and after talking with them, together they draw and paint mandalas of that person's life story. These wonderful pieces of work serve as a beautiful legacy and can be viewed at the Hospice in Winchmore Hill. This project culminated in a tea party which the children's parents also attended, many of whom went on to support the Hospice.
Staff at Firs Farm believe it is important to lead by example when it comes to helping others, so a team of staff make breakfast for the homeless at the Whitechapel Mission on a regular basis. Staff are up at 4am and work hard cooking and serving breakfast to approximately 300 people, as we believe we have a moral duty to help others. Have a look at us in action below!