Community Action Projects

Donating Items for Refugees

8 April 2022


Collecting donations for Ukraine.

Some pupils in Year 6 have come forward displaying compassion and leadership, and have led a vote in every class to see what their wishes are with regards to the Ukraine crisis.

The children have voted to raise funds for charity as well as find a way for members of the community to donate items that are essential for refugees leaving Ukraine.

We are extremely proud of the compassion shown by all of our pupils. We have set up an arrangement with St Francis Church in Bournville, Birmingham. They are running an appeal for items to help refugees leaving Ukraine. They have agreed to collect any items that are donated to school. Items will then be taken by a charity to help refugees who have fled Ukraine to Romania.

A Message to World Leaders

10 March 2022

Year 6 decided to write a prayer regarding the recent issues in the world. Key to this was, no matter what religion, country, or group we may belong to, compassion and transforming the lives of others is the responsibility of all.

Children were very articulate in knowing that world leaders have the greatest impact and normal citizens are the ones that endure the suffering; therefore, this was the central message of their prayer- a message to world leaders!

Dear God,

Allow the citizens of our world to live in peace during these difficult times of hardship, due to the war in Ukraine. Guide our leaders along the correct path, that they may take steps to stop all this suffering. Help them to understand the significance of their actions.

Amen.

Ukraine Crisis Appeal

4 March 2022

The recent crisis in Ukraine has been at the top of news headlines of late and some pupils in Year 5 in particular, have been concerned about the impact it has had on people who have become refugees, especially children and young families. Following a meeting with Mr Whitehouse with these pupils, they have asked him to make parents aware of some charities that families may wish to donate to if they wish. We are very proud of the compassion, maturity and motivation to help shown by these pupils in Year 5, as well as all of the other pupils at Christ Church too.

The two charities are UNICEF and the British Red Cross, who are internationally renowned and established charities. To find out more, please use the following links, which include information on how to donate money if you choose to:

If you wish to donate, as this is not a formal fund raising project for the school, please do not bring any money to the school office and use the information given on the web page.

Keeping our Parks and Open Spaces Clean Project

11 February 2022


Some of the children's posters.

Our children have been working incredibly hard in creating posters that will be displayed around the local parks sending a clear message on keeping our parks and open spaces clean.

We are very grateful to the Council and Farm Park management in allowing us to do this. The posters will be displayed around Farm Park, so please keep a look out.

A Request for a Safer Footpath

31 January 2022


Discussing the path situation.

The School Council and the Faith Team have recently requested a footpath to be created on Claremont Rd from the Council to make it safer for our children and community.

The pupils are delighted that their concerns were heard by Councillor Hussain and action will be taken.

Litter Picking

26 January 2022


Children picking litter.

The Faith Team went litter picking near the school. They found lots of litter and felt proud in keeping our streets clean.

Well done to all the children and staff who took part.

Helping to Build a Greener Future

5 November 2021


Children meeting with Cllr Hussain.

The School Council and the Faith Team have recently discussed various environmental issues with Councillor Shabrana Hussain.

It was a very productive meeting and the children were very passionate and enthusiastic to make a positive impact locally and beyond. The current climate change issue has been a very huge topic for them, therefore a discussion about that was at the forefront. Parking issues, traffic and the walking to school scheme were all on the agenda.

Thank you to Councillor Shabrana Hussain for listening to our concerns.

Raising Awareness of Deforestation

5 November 2021


Some of the work on the Rainforest.

We are very proud of our Year 6 pupils who have started a campaign to stop deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.

They wanted to raise awareness among the local community and beyond.

Read more here.

Harvest Collection

15 October 2021


Loading the van with food donations.

As part of our Harvest festival, the families at Christ Church have donated food to the Sparkhill Foodbank.

We were overwhelmed with how much food was collected.

Well done to our School Council for organising this collection to support local families in crisis.

Adopt-a-Street Community Project

11 June 2021

We are proud to announce the launch of our Adopt-a-Street community project at Christ Church CE Primary School.

The equipment has been distributed to our families. Let’s work together to make our streets cleaner.

Thank you to our families for your support.

UNICEF Appeal for Humanitarian Action for Children

26 May 2021

This year pupils have been learning about ‘Courageous Advocacy’, where they have studied role models from history who have worked to promote justice and equality in the world. We encourage pupils to have the confidence to identify possible positive action that could be taken when they see injustice in the world around them.

The recent crisis in the Middle East has been at the top of news headlines of late and pupils in Year 6 have been concerned about the conflict, especially the impact on children and schools. Following a conversation with Year 6, they have asked Mr Whitehouse to make parents aware of UNICEF UK’s appeal to give ‘Humanitarian Action for Children’ impacted by the recent conflict.

To find out more, please visit the Unicef web page, which includes how to donate if you choose to, as well as further information on the appeal and crisis.

If you wish to donate, as this is not a formal fund raising project for the school, please do not bring any money to the school office and use the information given on the web page.

Superhands Charity Appeal

10 May 2021


The Faith Team, School Council and Ms Collins donating the money to Imran Chaudhary from Superhands Charity.

A very big thank you to our Christ Church Family for donating towards Superhands Charity, this Ramadan.

We have managed to raise £1178 altogether to support free schools for disadvantaged children in Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.

Superhands Charity and our Global partner school are incredibly grateful for all your generosity.

Also read the Letter of Appreciation that we received from the charity.

Dates Donation

29 April 2021

During Ramadan, the families at Christ Church generously donated dates to UKIM Sparkbrook Masjid. They distributed them to The Food Hubs and the local community.

At Christ Church we want to try our best to help those who are in need during this COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.

Community Clean-up Project

4 April 2021

Some of our Christ Church community joined in with the clean up at Farm Park and the surrounding area. It was fabulous that Shabrana Hussain, our Sparkbrook Councillor and Sajwal Khan, the President of the UKIM Sparkbrook Islamic centre taking part too!

Well done to everyone who took part to make our area look amazing. We are hoping to make this a regular event at Christ Church!

Easter Egg Donations

23 to 26 March 2021


The Faith Team and Mr Whitehouse donating the eggs to the lovely Bourn View Care Home team members.

Christ Church families made a cracking great effort with Easter egg donations to Bourn View Care Home.

They were all finally collected today; ready to share with everyone by the lovely team. What a great feeling!

The residents were extremely grateful for the donations and extended their thanks to all who donated!

Share a Smile Project

19 March 2021

As part of Red Nose Day 2021, the children at Christ Church shared jokes with the residents of Bourn View Care Home and The Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The residents at the Bourn View Care Home were very impressed with the jokes and helped to select the best jokes for our school competition.

Intergenerational Community Project: Bourn View Care Home 'Sing-a-Long'

16 December 2020


Performing in our virtual carol service.

Year 4 certainly got into the Christmas spirit today as we had our first ever virtual Carol singing service with the lovely residents and staff at Bourn View Care Home.

We enjoyed speaking to the residents and loved how they were in just as much of a festive mood as we are!

We sang our favourite Christmas songs with them such as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, While Shepherds Watch and We Wish You A Merry Christmas.

We are excited to enhance this link by taking part in future projects together throughout 2021.

Courageous Advocacy Week

October 2020

During this week, Year 4 wrote letters to the Local MP raising their concerns regarding the amount of homeless people in our area and what they could they do to support.

Christ Church Primary School Choir

July 2019

The choir shared their talent in the wider community.

I Can Be Project

January to July 2019

Year 3 girls at Christ church took part in the project to increase the visibility of wider job opportunities for girls and women in variety of work places for girls in under privileged areas.

This taught the girls that they can do whatever they want to do in life and not be held back by any social injustices and prejudice.

Junior PCSO Programme

November 2018 to July 2019

To help the community become a harmonious place and challenge injustices which take place in the community e.g. inconsiderate parking around school, parents parking on zig zag lines and disabled parking spots and fly tipping.

Sustainable Schools Programme

July 2017

We were the only school in Birmingham to be awarded the Platinum award.

Children organised various projects. This included organising recycling stations (cloth, food, batteries and card) around school to encourage the community to use and recycle); lead energy saving workshops for the local community; and litter picking every year.

Sparkbrook Sparkle Project

February 2016

We took part in litter picking in the local parks as part of this project.