As part of the Reception topic ‘Born to be Wild’, the children have been learning about the importance of looking after endangered animals, especially pandas - the national animal of China. Our school adopted a panda called Ming Ming four years ago. This adoption is facilitated through the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), which sends regular up-dates on the support we are able to offer the panda. This information was shared and discussed with the children to enhance their understanding of the project.
To support endangered animals by continuing their adoption of a panda, the Reception team organised many activities to raise money for this worthy cause. As part of the project, the children made all the cupcakes at school and organised a bake sale for the Reception and Year 1 students. To raise awareness for this cause the children were invited to come to school dressed in black and white clothes (or come dressed as a panda) and donate 10RMB. The children also enjoyed taking part in various fun games related to pandas.
What a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn about the world, and hopefully this will cultivate their interest and understanding of helping a worthwhile charity.
Written by Prerna Nankani