Community Links & Charities

The Manor aims to help pupils think about how people really can make a difference to local, national and global issues through partnerships with local schools and charities, fund raising and presentations in assemblies by external visitors. By drawing attention to the characteristics of individuals and organisations that already show vision, compassion, dedication and generosity, we aim to inspire the children to believe they too, can really make that difference to a life.

The Manor encourages pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the School and the wider community and, as a school, we actively seek links with the local community. 

We make our facilities available to the local community for children’s parties, meetings, music, sport and the arts.  We also donate a Christmas tree to the local church. Local Shippon residents have access to the School’s tennis courts, free of charge, at evenings, week-ends and during school holidays. The School also arranges sports fixtures with schools both in its own sector and the maintained sector.

The School supports work experience with boys and girls from local independent schools and from schools in the maintained sector and encourages children participating in Duke of Edinburgh schemes to carry out activities on its premises.

Everybody in the school community is encouraged to become involved in fundraising. If you have fundraising ideas to support our work locally or in Africa then please let's hear them!

Kapumpe

Kapumpe Christian Primary School, in Zambia, uses a UK based curriculum incorporating Zambian culture, history, art, and geography. A strong emphasis in the early years is placed on work through play and developing independent thinking. The children are taught in English and are encouraged to express themselves freely and enjoy being who God made them to be. Kapumpe is a Bemba word which means 'Eagles'. Their aim is for all the children to rise up from the poverty that entangles their lives and gain a fresh new perspective on life and the belief that they too can soar like an eagle!

Since 2017,  we have been supporting Kapumpe and will endeavour to embed this charitable giving within the school curriculum. We hope that through the experiences and awareness, that the children gain through the African link, we can encourage them to become visionaries, with regards to charitable giving, in the future.

Charitable Giving 2017-2018

October
Asylum Welcome – Food donations collection for harvest

November
Heartfelt Tips – Filled pencil cases in Buddy Groups
Remembrance Day – Poppy sales £81.89

December
Sals Shoes - Pairs of shoes donated
Kapumpe School - Sales of The Manor Cookbook £272.99
Childline - Collection after the Early Years Nativities £108.11
The Children's Society - Collection after the Year 1-2 Christingle £370.32
St Helen's Church - Collection after the Year 3-6 Carol Service £700
Kapumpe School -
Collection after the Year 3-6 Carol Service £423.28

February
Kapumpe School - Year 3-4 Cake Sale £686.01

March
John Radcliffe Children’s Hospital - Early Years Hospital Hop £1143.50

June
Make a Wish Foundation - School Fete £1864.47
IMPS - School Fete £300