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A partnership between a school and a local children’s charity is a powerful tool to create positive change within children and the whole community. More and more pressure is put on schools to put in place interventions, enrichment and provide food and clothing to ensure the most vulnerable children are supported. Here we look at four benefits for schools in working closely with a local charity.

1. Tailored Support:

Local children’s charities focus on assisting disadvantaged children that are facing various challenges, such as living in poverty, fleeing or witnessing domestic violence, significant trauma, bereavement, or being young carers themselves. Charities can provide personalised support to schools, catering to their student’s needs. They can adapt their programmes to suit the challenges faced by local children, ensuring support is relevant and effective. This support can significantly improve the students’ well-being and academic performance.

2. Resource Enhancement:

Schools often face budget constraints and limited resources. Children’s charities can supplement these resources, offering financial aid, supplies and expertise that enrich student’s educational experience. Charities can also introduce after-school programs, and extracurricular activities that help students develop a talent, interest and various skills beyond the standard curriculum.

3. Early Exposure to Philanthropy:

Such partnerships can introduce students to the concept of philanthropy, encouraging a lifelong commitment to helping others and making a difference in their community.

4. Community Building:

Collaborations between local charities and schools creates a sense of community which sends a strong message that everyone is dedicated to the well-being of children, uniting parents, teachers, students and local residents.

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