Charity Events

We believe that Charity work is an important way of developing students' knowledge of the outside world as well as inspiring them to be a global citizen.

sr14_fundrasing_for_sport_relief_logo1.jpg Working within the Community is essential to our student’s development and understanding of the world around them. Our Charities group, alongside the student council, actively raises funds for numerous charity organizations.

LATEST SPORTS RELIEF - Sports Relief Mile Challenge! Friday 21st March 2014.

Sports Relief Mile Challenge! Sports Relief Baker Off!
As an Academy our Sport Relief challenge was to travel from John O Groats to Lands End (equivalent of 603 miles as the crow flies), with students travelling as many miles as they could during their PE lesson.

The challenge was chosen as it had a differentiated approach, students were encouraged to walk, jog or complete the mile as fast as they could or even complete as many miles as possible within their lesson. Students were asked to bring a £1 donation to complete the mile to help raise funds for Sport Relief. To add an competitive incentive students from each year group had the chance to win donated awards for the fastest mile and the most miles completed by an individual.

Results and Achievements

The John O Groates to Lands End Challenge was accomplished within just two days which was a phenomenal effort from both Staff and Students at Kearsley Academy. *Year 7s completed over 130 miles in just 1 session of 30 minutes running time. Excellent effort and determination was showcased throughout the challenge with a substantial amount of students completing 4 miles within the PE lessons and extra miles in their own free time. The students also gained house points, which contributed to this terms interhouse challenge. Head of Sport Dan McKeown "This has been a fantastic way of supporting excellence in sport, all staff and students have worked together to make this years Sport Relief the best ever!" During the day students were also allowed to wear sports clothes and take part in a Sports Relief Bake Off.

CHILDREN IN NEED - Friday 15th November 2013.


Rock 'star quality'!

Throughout the day students and staff raised awareness and money in support of Children in Need. Everyone dressed as a 'rockstar' for the day and the PVG organised a 'Bake Off' Competition! Thank you to all who took part.
See more in the Bolton News.


MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING - Friday 27th September 2013

See more in the Bolton News.

Kearsley Academy students raised awareness for the Macmillan Cancer Charity by joining in 'The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning'. Money was donated through students purchasing cakes.
Sixth Form students organised the event as part of their studies, as well as making some of the cakes. Community Governor Debra Barlow led the idea and promotion of the event within school. It was a highly successful morning with cakes being sold in both the Academy 'Heart Space' and Sixth Form cafe.

Our running total is £175. Thank you to everyone in the Kearsley Academy Community for your fantastic contributions!

Raising Funds for Charity 2012/2013

  • In March we raised over £300 during Red Nose Day through various charitable events.
  • On October 19th £500 was raised for the British Heart Foundation on our charity day.
  • Celebrating the Queens Jubilee! Over £200 was raised with the money to be divided between Cancer Research, Help for Heroes and Macmillan Cancer Support.
  • 'Hit the Stage 2', Sports Wear Day and DanceAThon for Sports Relief March 2012 (final total tbc)
  • Non - Uniform Day to celebrate our Enrichment Awards, we raised £250 for Cystic Fybrosis
  • Year 10 ASDAN students raise £30 for Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Cancer Research UK, we raised £1500 with our Charity Circus and Community Event.
  • Red Nose Day, where we raised £667 for Comic Relief and £95 for ‘Jeans for Genes’. Activities included non-uniform day, cake sales, stalls and ‘gunge the teacher!’.
  • Children In Need, including a ‘danceathon’ in the Main hall raised £535.
  • Save the Children, we raised £810 for children in Vietnam towards building a new classroom.
  • £474 was raised through a non-uniform day to support one of our students, Katie Hetherington in visiting Nepal with scouts in a fundraising charity expedition.

Student Council and Unicef.

The student council are currently focusing on the five main areas:
1. The right to a childhood
2. The right to be healthy
3. The right to an education
4. The right to be heard
5. The right to be fairly treated

These are the foundations for some work they are doing in support of Unicef, a student council member Emily Trow explains:

“We are currently raising money to support UNICEF and the rights of a child. We raised awareness of our work on Achievement Awards evening where we explained to the community about the work we are doing. We are selling fair-trade items during lunch time, and we are having a raffle of fairtrade items, which have kindly been donated by staff and students. I am enjoying the work as I feel that I am helping other peoples lives and am learning more about the world”.

Emily Trow – Year 11