International Links & Charity Work

At SS Simon and Jude we are firmly committed to learning about the world we live in through our curriculum provision and through the charity work we do. For more information about our curriculum provision, please click on the curriculum tab. As a school we define being internationally minded as:

“To have an awareness of ourselves and others”

Please see examples of the work we do below. This work takes many forms within our local community and wider afield within the UK and beyond.

Supporting our local community at Harvest time – Farnworth and Kearsley Foodbank

The children at SS Simon and Jude have worked really hard and have been extremely thoughtful by bringing in lots of different foods to give to the food bank for the Harvest Festival.

The worship committee worked really hard writing prayers and holding a service to explain what the Harvest Festival is and what we are doing to help others. The food collected was then sent to the food bank to help all the people in need. As a school we would like to say a big thank you to everyone who sent food in, it was really appreciated and will help a lot of people.

ActionAid helps people in international countries to help them live free from poverty and injustice. They work with over 15 million people in 45 countries. ActionAid gives people the right to eat, to have education, to stay on their land and to have a say in decisions. SS Simon and Jude supports ActionAid to help children live a better life.

Lemaiya lives in Kenya. He goes to a local pre-school but has to travel a long distance and the schools don’t have facilities like toilets, books and desks. There is also 50 children to 1 teacher! ActionAid works with the community to put support on the government to improve education.

Jose is from Brazil and ActionAid is working with Jose’s family and the local community to help the family access water, healthcare and education.

Aneel is from Pakistan. He goes to school but there is a limited amount of trained teachers, clean drinking water, toilets and electricity. ActionAid is working in Pakistan to improve the quality of education.


School Council have been meeting to discuss the charity ‘Save the Children’ and we decided to raise money for this charity by bringing in some change on International Day to donate. The children visited the world map in the main entrance and stuck their money onto the map. Our aim is to fill the map completely with coins! Due to recent tragic events in our local area, we have also decided to give a share of the money to the One Love Manchester Charity which has been set up by Ariana Grande