Pupils from years 4, 5 and 6 at Norwell C of E Primary School chose to support a local Children’s Bereavement Centre as part of their Young Leaders Award this year.
The pupils spotted a campaign from the centre on social media asking people to contribute crafted or knitted daisies to their ‘Meadow of Memories’ display at Newark Castle. They decided to make felt daisies and create bunting to hang as part of the display, joining in with many others in their community, to remember loved ones who had sadly died.
This particular charity was especially close to these Young Leaders’ hearts as three children in the school had used the counselling services, as a parent had sadly died.
“We chose it because a few of us have been to the bereavement centre. It really helped me not to think about Mum all the time and so I could think about other things. Ann at the centre really helped me and I wanted to do something good in return.”
Amelie (who lost a mum through cancer)
Jane Dorans, their teacher said:
“The children really enjoyed the making, cutting and sticking to make their daisies, and were really proud of the fact they were able to contribute in a meaningful way.”
The Young Leaders have decided to continue to support the Children’s Bereavement Centre by organising a ‘Daisy Day’ at their school to raise money through a non – uniform day and cake sale, featuring daisy cakes.
Another pupil, Phoebe, reflected that
“the Award taught us how we can help others and by choosing the Bereavement Centre we can repay the help it has given to so many people in our school. From the Award, I learnt that changing the world isn’t easy but by doing small acts of kindness every day we can improve our lives and eventually that can spread around the world.”
Wise words and a wonderful example from these pupils, as they support such an important cause.