Learners at LVS Oxford have been praised by the BBC Children In Need Champions Of Change team for their fundraising efforts.
They threw themselves into Children In Need day on 13th November by selling over 200 raffle tickets to win prizes donated by teachers. Classes that learn to cook as part of their development towards independent living baked biscuits and cakes to sell, whilst others filled Pudsey posters with coins to further boost fundraising.
Despite an always healthy school diet that often comprises desserts created from fruit grown in LVS Oxford’s own orchard, with money to be raised a candy floss machine was brought in so learners could purchase the treat at break times, and others paid to dress up as their superheroes for the day, raising over £150 in total.
The Champions of Change team said: “It’s great to hear that so many students were involved in LVS Oxford’s fantastic fundraising for BBC Children In Need. We have this year raised £37m for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK and their fundraising will mean that we can continue to change lives and help every child reach their full potential”.
Everyone at LVS Oxford united fully behind this campaign and what it aims to achieve as many of its learners were out of school for several years before arriving, and are now being developed socially and academically to help them live independent lives beyond the school. Teacher Claire Chaney said: “I was amazed by the hard work and dedication of our learners to raise money for Children In Need. There was a wonderful atmosphere all day and they took so much responsibility for planning and making things happen as they all wanted to contribute. I’m so proud of our learners for working together so generously”.
Charlie has really enjoyed this week at LVS, it has been a wonderful and positive experience for him, and I would like to say a very big thank you to all the staff at LVS.