RESPECT for each other and for other people in our community and the wider world is at the heart of everything that we do at King’s Ely.

We recognise and appreciate how fortunate we are to be able to offer education and opportunities in such a special environment. We are therefore passionate about the charitable contribution that we can make to individuals and communities, both in our local area and further afield.

These photos were taken at a charity ice cream sale, which was held at King’s Ely Junior just before the end of term, to raise as much money as possible for SPANA, the leading charity for the world’s working animals, and the Cambridge and Huntingdon Deaf Children’s Society.

These two charities were voted for by our Junior pupils and fundraising will continue in the Michaelmas Term. Thanks to our school community’s amazing generosity, we have already raised more than £2,000 for them, which is superb!

Olivia Petherick, Housemistress of Goodwin and Teacher of English and Maths at King’s Ely Junior, said: “Compassion is a very hard concept to explain, but the compassion that our children feel for our various charitable endeavours is evident in all that they do. I must give special mention and thanks to a group of Year 8 pupils, who have consistently given up their breaktimes to support our fundraising activities, which is so admirable.

“Next academic year, we are going to be looking at lots of new ideas to engage our children, whilst raising money for our charities. None of this would be possible without our families’ generous support and we thank you all.”

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