The Manorfield Charitable Foundation work in partnership with Manorfield Primary School, a large primary school in Tower Hamlets, East London.
The school is in one of the most deprived parts of the country and serves an underprivileged community.
We want to give the children and families that we work with the very best start in life. We believe that, despite the huge barriers many of our children face, we will not use these as excuses, but will find ways to overcome these barriers and enable the children to achieve both academically and in all that they do.
In 2018 and 2019, over 450 runners have completed the 'Big Half' half marathon for Team Manorfield, raising over £80,000 towards the building of our much needed new Nursery, Art Studio and Cooking room. With the Nursery building now complete and the building works for the Art Studio and Cooking Room underway, our focus turns to enhancing the school further.
Having seen the huge impact our fundraising in 2018 & 2019 has had, we are now planning to enhance the school further to allow the children to access further outstanding learning experiences by completing the cooking room and enhancing our outdoor learning and sports facilities.
These projects will cost over £50,000 in total and all funds raised by our Big Half 2020 runners will go directly towards this.
Our mission is to support the development of the whole child and enhance
the quality of life of Manorfield Primary School students by supporting
investment in the school and its programme of engagement with the local
community so that:
• Manorfield’s students have every opportunity to grow into responsible
and successful citizens;
• The school acts as a force for greater cohesion in local community;
• Manorfield Primary School becomes a role model of effective inner city
What need are we addressing?
Set in one of the most deprived areas of England, Manorfield Primary
School has complex needs to meet in terms of social, economic, health,
language and cultural challenges in the community it serves. To achieve
its goal of developing the whole child, the school must pay equal
attention to its students’ educational, personal and social needs.
These go well beyond the areas covered by statutory funding and extend
outside the school into work with parents and the local community. The
charity’s purpose is to find the extra resources that the school needs
to do this important work.
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