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We pride ourselves on developing rounded, confident and aspirational children who are passionate about contributing to their much-loved school and community. We do this by giving children ownership and responsibility for many aspects of their school life. 


The Values Committee provides children in school with a voice and a collective vision. Working with the Senior Leadership Team, the Values Committee are able to share and develop a new school vision for the future of St Paul's. The democratic process of forming a new Values Committee supports children in the understanding of the right to vote and the value of having an elected committee.

Head Boy and Head Girl

Our Head Boy and Head Girl are a very important part of the Values Committee.

What does being Head Boy and Head Girl mean to us?

Hello! My name is George and I am Head Boy. Head Boy means to me that you have to be a great role model to the other students in school. At first, I was nervous about standing up in front of people but I knew that if I wanted the role I would have to step out of my comfort zone. Now I have overcome this worry, I think I could make this school a better place. The most important role I have is being able to help people. I enjoy meeting with the values committee to organise fundraisers for our community to raise money for charity. Running successful fundraisers makes me feel grateful for the people who support it and proud of our school for making a difference. 


Hello! My name is Rowan and I am Head Girl. Being Head Girl is a great achievement for me but it is a big responsibility. I want to set an example for younger children. I find it amazing to help others and guide them through their journey at St Paul's. Although I enjoy public speaking, I do still get nervous sometimes. I want to encourage other children to step out of their comfort zone too. My favourite part of being Head Girl is that I can help people in need and raise money for charities. I love working with the values committee on our projects and I enjoy showing visitors how we act as a community at St Paul's.

Meet our Values Committee

Values Committee Impact Statement 22-23


We are delighted to share an impactful statement that showcases the tremendous achievements of our Values Committee and the students of St. Paul's Primary School in their fundraising efforts for various charitable causes.

Through our initiatives, such as the Cake Sale in support of the McMillan charity, the Christmas Mission, Children in Need, and Comic Relief, our students have exemplified the true spirit of compassion, generosity, and empathy. Each event has been a resounding success, not only in terms of raising funds but also in nurturing the values that are integral to our school's ethos.

The Cake Sale for McMillan charity demonstrated the power of collective effort, with the children working tirelessly to bake and sell cakes, raising funds to support those whose lives are impacted by cancer. This event not only instilled a sense of purpose but also reinforced the importance of helping others in their time of need.

The Christmas Mission was a heartwarming endeavor, where the students came together to collect and pack food items, which were then distributed to those less fortunate. Witnessing the joy and gratitude of the recipients has undoubtedly left a lasting impression on our young humanitarians, fostering a sense of responsibility towards the wider community.

Children in Need provided an opportunity for our students to empathize with individuals with disabilities and raise funds to support their needs. The enthusiasm and creativity shown by dressing up in spots or yellow, coupled with their genuine desire to make a difference, truly exemplify the spirit of inclusivity and compassion we strive to instill.

Comic Relief allowed our students to showcase their talents while contributing to a worthy cause. The event not only raised funds for charitable purposes but also served as a platform for building self-confidence and public speaking skills, as highlighted by Jess and Selena.

Furthermore, paying respects to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II signifies our commitment to honor and respect those who have made significant contributions to society. This act of reverence reinforces the importance of values such as humility and appreciation for the efforts of others.

The impact of these fundraising activities extends far beyond monetary contributions. As evident from the testimonials of our students, they have experienced personal growth, enhanced their confidence, and discovered the joy of making a positive impact on the lives of others.

In conclusion, the Values Committee's unwavering dedication to fostering a culture of compassion, empathy, and empowerment has brought about transformative changes in our school community. By engaging in various fundraising initiatives, our students have not only raised significant funds for charitable causes but have also grown into empathetic, responsible, and confident individuals, ready to embrace their roles as compassionate global citizens.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Values Committee, the teachers, and most importantly, our incredible students, for their unwavering commitment to making the world a better place.

Thoughts of the values committee


Jess: Taking part in fundraising events has been a revelation for me. I've learned that I can speak confidently in front of people and share our goals with passion. But what truly warms my heart is the joy of helping others. It's an indescribable feeling knowing that our efforts are making a positive difference in people's lives.

Selena: Fundraising for charity has been an empowering experience. I've stepped out of my comfort zone and developed my public speaking skills along the way. It's fulfilling to know that my voice and actions can contribute to meaningful causes. Each moment spent advocating for those in need has nurtured a newfound sense of purpose within me.

Phoebe: The cake sale was particularly special to me because we came together to support people battling cancer. It's heartening to witness the power of our collective efforts, as even a small contribution can make a significant impact. Knowing that our actions translate into tangible assistance for those in distress is truly rewarding.

Emily and Olivia: Engaging in the Christmas mission allowed us to experience the true spirit of giving. It was an opportunity to be grateful for what we have and extend a helping hand to those less fortunate. Witnessing the smiles on their faces as we shared the collected food items filled our hearts with immense joy and fulfillment.

George: Participating in Children in Need was a humbling experience. It reinforced the importance of empathy and compassion, especially towards people with disabilities. Our efforts, no matter how small, contribute to a brighter future for those in need. The joy of giving back and knowing that we've made a positive impact is priceless.

Lottie: The cake sale was not just about raising money; it was also a delightful experience where we shared scrumptious treats and laughter. The joy of contributing to charity while savoring delicious cakes created lasting memories. It showed us that fundraising can be a joyous occasion for all involved.

Values Committee: Lastly, our involvement in the Red Nose Day event showcased the incredible talents within our school community. It was awe-inspiring to witness the diverse skills and passions of our peers while raising funds for a worthy cause. Celebrating talents and making a difference simultaneously was an unforgettable experience.

In conclusion, the journey of the Values Committee has been a remarkable one, brimming with compassion, personal growth, and community impact. Each event has taught us invaluable life lessons and reaffirmed the significance of values like empathy, responsibility, and kindness. We are immensely grateful for the support of our teachers, parents, and fellow students, without whom this journey would not have been possible.

Moving forward, we are eager to continue our commitment to making a positive change in the world, one step at a time. With the love and guidance of our school community, we are confident that our collective efforts will continue to inspire and uplift those in need.


Thank you for being part of this incredible journey with us.

Warmest regards,

The Values Committee of St. Paul's Primary School

Values Committee Impact Statement 2021-22

The Values Committee have worked so hard and organised many events over the course of the year.

These were some of our key events

  • Macmillan Coffee Morning
  • Children in Need
  • Christmas Mission
  • Red Nose Day
  • Wear it Wooly
  • Jubilee Picnic
  • CPR Event
  • Wear it Blue

From all of these events we managed to raise over £1600!  This is an incredible amount of money and we hope it makes a difference to the variety of charities above.   


Here are some of the reasons the Value Committee want to help others

“To help people who really need it”

“We strive to help people who are struggling and going through hard times”

“It is always important to help the less fortunate”

“We want to give a little bit back. The NHS has given so much to us, we want to show our appreciation to them”

“Everyone deserves a chance to help and be helped”


We would like to thank everyone that has donated money and their time to help the Values Committee raise money for charities locally, nationally and globally. 

We hope you will continue to support us next year.

Wear it Woolly Day 2022


The Values Committee were pleased to support Age UK Blackburn with Darwen's Wear it Woolly Day again this year. The whole school wore woolly clothes on Friday, 25th February and raised £303.84 to help keep older people warm and well this winter.

Our Christmas Mission 2021

Helping and serving our local families and young people who are in need is an important role and mission of our school. This provides children of our school the opportunity to see the impact and ability they have to create change at such a young age.  Over the last four years the children and families of Hoddlesden St Paul’s CE Primary School and Uniplay have raised and contributed towards our Christmas Mission. Our school community has collected food and gifts over the years for in excess of 40 families. To know that there are children and families in need at any time of the year is hard to comprehend but especially hard at Christmas time. 


We have had the pleasure of meeting some of the recipients of our Christmas Mission hampers over the years and have been overwhelmed by their gratitude and relief that they were able to make their childrens’ Christmas one to remember. 


Families can be referred anonymously by schools in our cluster. If you can answer yes to any of the following questions, please get in touch. 


  • Do you know of a family who would benefit from food and presents being provided for their children over the Christmas period?  
  • Is the pressure of providing for your children over the holidays worrying you?
  • Do you know a family who would benefit from an anonymous donation?  


You can get in touch by:


You can choose whether to make a named or anonymous request for a family. 


We are lucky to have large donations over the festive period but this is not an endless supply and therefore requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. If you would like to make donations these will be warmly welcomed. 


Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  

Christmas Mission form

Christmas Mission

Values Committee Impact Statement 2018-19


This year in the School Council have organised many different fundraising events to help charities around the world.


Here are some of the events that we have taken part in this year:

  • Rosemere Cake Sale
  • Christmas Mission
  • Children in Need
  • Red Nose Day (Talent Show)
  • Christian Aid


Here are some reasons why we help charities and people in need:

  • It feels like we have made a difference in people’s lives when we fundraise, help people in need and support charities so that they can give the money to less fortunate people.
  • We help people in need because they may be less fortunate than us
  • It feels like we have made a difference in the world
  • Everyone in the school enjoys taking part in fundraising events and helping people in need. We like to give and demonstrate our Christian Value of Service.


Without the support of our School Family, all of these events and the money that has been raised would not have possible.


We thank you for your continued support.

Values Committee impact statement 2017-18


This year the School Council have raised money for multiple charities that include:

Macmillan, Christian Aid, Age UK, Children in Need and Sports Relief.


We have supported people to socialise and make friends with other people in our local community.


We have helped people that live in Haiti to build safe and secure homes .  


The work that we have achieved has encouraged the school family at St Paul's to be selfless and care for others.


Already this year we have raised £1,998.81.

Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
- Proverbs 22:6