MSJ- Salt and Light supporting Rights Respecting in the Local Community

As a church school we help out in the local community by giving our time and support to various charities, recognising that our actions help children realise their rights.

Take a look below to see what local projects we have been helping with this year.



We also support more ‘Global’ causes.
Click here to see how we have helped Globally.

Sustainability Week
May 2015

Our Sustainability team led an assembly to show how we can be more sustainable in school by using our recycling and compost bins correctly and saving water and electricity. A visit from Katie from the Dorset Wildlife Trust inspired the school to make the outside learning environment more sustainable for wildlife. Their aim is to buy land from the Canford Heath Estate so that it is saved for wildlife and people in the future.

World Book Day at MSJ
March 2015

This year we supported the Brain Injuries Neurological Unit at Southampton Hospital who helped James, the son of our voluntary librarian Lynda Lane, to recover from a very serious brain injury. Our donations helped purchase much needed ‘sensory packs’


Woolly Hat Day
February 2015

Our School Parliament raised awareness of the homeless by sitting in cardboard boxes and displaying banners in preparation for our ‘Woolly Hat Day’.

On Woolly Hat Day, everyone wore their own clothes to school with woolly accessories and brought in something useful for a homeless person. We held a big assembly where everyone brought in food and warm clothing. At the end of the day we squashed everything into Mr Grinsted’s car and he took it to Mary at the Salvation Army to distribute to the homeless people in Bournemouth.

Article 27 ~ Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs.

Christmas Gifts for Barnardos
December 2014

Each year the families at Moordown St John’s are asked to send in an extra present to go under our tree for the children at Barnardos. Nicky Turner came to collect the gifts on their behalf and she was delighted to be able to fill her car with so many gifts for underprivileged children.

MUFTI (Non Uniform Day) for Bournemouth Foodbank
December 2014

Our school Parliament decided to have a Christmas MUFTI Day for the foodbank. All children were allowed to wear a Christmas jumper, hat or costume in return for bringing in some items for the Foodbank. Everyone was so thoughtful with the food that was donated and the Foodbank filled two cars with our donations. This means that lots of families who would not have had a treat at Christmas will now benefit from your kindness and generosity.

Article 27 ~ Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs.




Kinson Memorial Garden Visit
November 2014

Children from Year 5 and Year 6 went to Kinson library to learn about the local soldiers that died in the war. Afterwards they lit a candle in the new Memorial Garden and said prayers to remember them.

Harvest Festival for Foodbank in Charminster
November 2014

For this years Harvest Festival we collected food for the Foodbank in Charminster.

October 2014

We held a Powerstrike fundraising event to finish off the area around our new MUGA by improving the rest of the school field to make it into a level, well-drained sports field.

AFC Bournemouth supported this event by providing Powerstrike (an inflatable cage which records the speed of your shot)  and all the children were asked to collect as much sponsorship as they could! AFC Bournemouth kept a percentage of the money raised to give to their local charity projects

Anyone that raised £25 or more got a signed football by all the AFCB players and a visit to see the new Goldsands stadium and the person that collected the most sponsorship from the day won an AFC Bournemouth kit!

YMCA Sports Event
October 2014

Our School Parliament worked in conjunction with the Bournemouth YMCA to promote a Multi-Sports event at MSJ in support of the charity. All pupils were able to participate in taster sessions of many sports activities with athletes from Sport BU at Bournemouth University. It was an exciting opportunity for the children to try different sports and the event was broadcast live on Hope FM radio. To help raise money for the YMCA the children donated a voluntary contribution of 50p, with all the proceeds going to the Bournemouth YMCA.

What an amazing day we had! All the children had the opportunity of trying out some new exciting sports including – Rowing, Frisbee, American Football and Boxercise. We raised over £150 from the day and got to try out some new sports!


Bournemouth Marathon – Children’s Race
October 2014

We are proud to announce that Reece, Olivia, Phoebe from Year 4 and Jacob, Shannon and Harry from Year 3 all ran in the Children’s Race in the Bournemouth Marathon on behalf of the Bournemouth YMCA. They did a wonderful job in tricky conditions of rain whilst they were waiting, and hot sun for the race. They even had their photos in the Daily Echo.

‘Green Goals Project’
October 2014

Our School Parliament took part in the ‘Green Goals Project’. This is a partnership linking football, education and business with the aims of improving the local environment, raising awareness and benefitting the community as a whole. The children went to Slades Farm (a local park) to pick up litter with the help of ‘Cherry Bear’ from AFCB.