Fundraising

Throughout the year staff and pupils fundraise for a variety of charities and community projects.  Below are some examples of the amazing charitable work Grange Academy have been involved with locally, nationally and internationally.

Charity Abseil - July 2021

Grange Academy would  like to tell you all something really exciting, Ms Catherine Assink (Acting Executive Principal and Interim Chief Education Officer of BILTT), Mrs Shannon Poulter (Maple Class Teacher) and myself, Mrs Nikki Horner (Maple Class LSA) are going to be abseiling down 418ft to fundraise towards the cost of a new and exciting primary area playground at Grange Academy.

We will all be abseiling down the National Lift Tower, in Northampton. It is the tallest stand alone abseil tower in the world! This is happening on 3rd July 2021 at 15:00hrs, everyone is welcome to come and watch. We will be receiving photos and also, if permission is granted, a drone will video the abseils too. It’s something none of us has done before, and will probably never do again! 

I have a fear of heights, so this is something I have always wanted to overcome, but never been brave enough to do, but by doing this and raising funds for Grange Academy is something we will be very proud of.

Please donate to our Go Fund Me page below, also please share the link and our story with all your friends and family.

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Autism Awareness Day

On Friday 16th April, we celebrated Autism Awareness Day. Pupils and staff came to school wearing blue and learnt what autism is. We raised an amazing £150.00 for Autism Bedfordshire. We also held a poster competition.  Pupils were asked to design a poster informing others about autism.

The winners were Kyle (Elm), Bella (Hazel) and Daniella (Pine)

Red Nose Day

On Friday 19th March, Grange Academy supported Red Nose Day with the theme “The Power of Laughter, Funny is Power.  Pupils and staff came dressed in clothes that made them feel good or made them smile. We raised an amazing £87.40.

Bedford Modern School Donates Shoes

Bedford Modern School has donated 250 pairs of shoes to Grange Academy for pupils and families.  As part of their community service and charity work students at Bedford Modern chose Grange to donate school shoes to.  For some of our pupils new shoes are a luxury and this donation has been gratefully received.

Ghana Link School Receives Donations from Grange

As part of our continued work round Unicef Rights Respecting, we have linked with an international school, Rhema International Academy, Sogakope in the Volta Region of Ghana.

Grange families and staff worked together to collect a variety of educational resources, story books, DVDs, stationery and lunch boxes for under privileged pupils in Ghana.

The Ghana ICT Skills Hub (GISH) Foundation

The Ghana ICT Skills Hub (GISH) Foundation, a NGO into enhancing computer literacy with support from Grange Academy has been donated teaching and learning materials.

The materials will help students improve their reading skills and broaden their knowledge and understanding.

Food Share

Collaborating with CO-op and Waitrose, Grange are providing food for families and staff.  This has been an outstanding initiative that has facilitated a reduction in food waste.  Pupils have access to a wide range of quality food products from leading supermarkets.

MacMillan Coffee Morning

Thank you to parents, carers, staff and pupils for donating to our coffee morning.  We raised £64.06 for McMillan.

Jeans for Genes

Thank you to parents, carers, staff and pupils for donating to our coffee morning.  We raised £52.85  for Jeans for Genes.

Harvest Collection

Thank you to parents, carers, staff and pupils for the fantastic donations of food products for our Harvest collection.  These will be donated to a local homeless shelter in Bedford.

Hello Yellow Wellbeing and Mental Health Day

Thank you to parents, carers, staff and pupils for a wonderful YELLOW day. We raised £75.05 for the mental health charity MIND.

Ghana DVD and Book Collection

Thank you for the generous donation of books and children’s DVDs.  These will be donated to our link school in Ghana for children to watch at break and lunchtimes; many of these children will not have access to any electronic devices including TV and DVDs and school is the only place when they will be able to access this kind of entertainment.

Harpur Trust Support Grange Academy Forest School

A HUGE THANKS! Staff and pupils at Grange Academy would like to say a massive THANK YOU to the Harpur Trust, who have approved us a hefty grant in order for us to purchase a large, secure, metal container for our Forest School tools, kit, equipment and clothes.

B&Q Donate to Grange Academy

Grange Academy staff and all the Forest Schools students would like to thank Alex Blake, the manager of Bedford B&Q for the generous donations of tools for our Forest School.

Children in Need Bake Sale

Thank you to all staff who donated goodies and helped out for the bake sale, it was a very busy day and we sold all of the cakes. We made a total of over £65 just from the bake sale alone , well done team Grange!

Christmas Jumper Day

Thank you to all staff and pupils who donated to Save the Children on Christmas Jumper Day on Friday on 11th December 2020.  There was a wide range of Christmas jumpers on show.   We raised £70.50 in a very memorable way.

Grange Academy is a Unicef Gold Rights Respecting School and Gold Artsmark School. Ofsted rated ‘Good with outstanding leadership’ (July 2017).
Telephone: 01234 407100 – Fax: 01234 407110 – Office Email: grange@biltt.org