Charities, Events and Community









St Matthews Catholic Primary School community is committed to living out the Gospel values of compassion, love and selflessness through our work with a number of charities, in our fundraising and through our efforts to make a positive contribution to our local community and parish family.

On our Catholic Life page, you will find some of the events we have taken part in and some photo galleries that will show you how we try to live out our school ethos.

June 2018

Dress up and Dance for MacMillan

Our school community is always keen to support this charity and we certainly love to dance and help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The number of people with cancer is growing every day and Macmillan want to reach and improve the lives of every one of those people. The children in Class 5 used assembly time in school to talk to us about the charity and give us a whistle stop tour of dance throughout history.


February 2018
Fairtrade Fortnight

Georgina and Sophia from our Mini Vinnies ran our very own Fairtrade tuck shop in school in support of Traidcraft and Fairtrade. The boys and girls in school were fantastic in supporting this. The Fairtrade snacks were a sell-out!

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Each year for two weeks over February and March, Fairtrade puts a spotlight on trade through our Fairtrade Fortnight campaign. Together with the Fairtrade farmers and workers, and campaigners up and down the country, we highlight the difference fair trade can make to lives and communities.

We sold over £200 worth of Fairtrade products at school. This will help the organisation to support farmers across the world and ensure sustainability and community development.

Advent 2017
The People’s Kitchen.

This year we are supporting the work of the Peoples Kitchen and to mark the start of Advent, we were lucky enough to have one of their volunteers visit our school to talk about the valuable work their charity does to offer food, friendship and a future to vulnerable people across the northeast. We are continuing our support for this charity and regularly visit the kitchen to drop off food items and clothing.

July 2017
The Year of Oscar Romero- Day of Many Colours

We celebrated Day of Many Colours with a cake sale and non-uniform day. Throughout the day the boys and girls at St Matthew’s wrote their own Mission Prayers, retold the story of Noah’s Ark and explored the work of Mission Together. We raised £110 for the charity.