SMILE: Hope in the Community
Smile £10 Challenge
For the past four years, Hope Primary have been involved with ‘The Windmills Foundation’ through its Smile £10 Challenge.
It is a national programme that allows young children the opportunity to get involved by fulfilling their potential, maximising their skills, building their confidence and leaving a lasting legacy by making a difference in their local communities.
We have focused on working with Year 6 children however this year, we have expanded to include year 5 children.
The challenge consists of using their combined skills, talent and relationships coupled with a donation of £10 to make the world a better place by creating a sustainable difference in their wider community.
The only rule is a simple one; they cannot give the £10 away. The challenge is about developing a project to make others smile.
Sharing my skills and talents with others
In a way that is meaningful and really excites and motivates those involved
Designed to have an impact in the local community ensuring it leaves a
Examples of the Smile £10 Challenge over the years have included:
- Serving lunch to all members of the Friday Lunch Club and holding a raffle as well as entertaining them with songs
- Washing cars from Knowsley Community College and donating the proceeds to Princes Primary School (a special needs establishment)
- Organising a bingo afternoon for members of the local community centre
- Designing and painting a mural in Hillside Community Centre
- Holding a Teddy Bears’ picnic for the nursery children at Hope
- Organising a staff bingo, a quiz and cake decorating with the entry fee of a donation to the local food bank
- Baking cakes and performing a talent show at Feltwood Manor Residential Home
Feedback from the recipients of the Smile £10 Challenges:
‘Thank you so much for the smiles that were put on all of our faces. The oldies loved it and they said how polite and well-behaved the children were.’
– Lyn from St Luke’s Church
‘The children have had us in stitches and tears today. They were amazing and a credit to the school. We really appreciate being thought of and the tenants enjoyed themselves.’ -Sharon from Feltwood Manor