Focus Trust

Trust’s Pupil Parliament nominates three charities to benefit from fundraising efforts

Focus Trusts' pupils with fundraising bands
Focus-Trust’s fifteen primary academies vote for Shelter, Diabetes UK and Nepal Village Foundation

Thirty pupils from Focus-Trust – a charitable multi-academy trust established in 2012 and comprised of primary academies across Cheshire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire – have recently come together to select the charities that the academies will support with their joint fundraising efforts across the year.

Two Year 5 pupils from each academy were elected to form a Pupil Parliament which meets termly. They met earlier this month to hear pitches from three national charities, Diabetes UK, Shelter and Nepal Village Foundation with a view to choosing one of them to support.

Primary school pupils celebrate diversity through awareness week

Primary school pupils celebrate diversity through awareness week

Pupils at Rudheath Primary Academy, Cheshire - one of the 15 schools within Focus Trust - have been celebrating the diversity that makes up the school and wider community through a week dedicated to providing enriching activities and the opportunity to learn about different cultures, religions, sexualities and genders.

The school-wide initiative saw each class - from Early Years to Year 6 – take part in activities that taught the importance of diversity through some of the key topical issues.