Project 1 - MAF Charity Award
Project 1: MAF Charity Work
We have recently linked with the Christian charity MAF. MAF flies’ planes around the world to help people in third world countries get the medical care they need. MAF works alongside schools in these areas where they help to bring school supplies as well as bibles, food and basic necessities. Children from Year 1-6 at the Priory Primary are learning all about MAF, who they are and what they do, through assemblies. Years 3 – 6 get to develop this knowledge by making links with their RE topics and the work the charity undertakes.
Each year, all year groups from Nursery – Year 6 look through the MAF ‘discovery box’ and ask questions with what is inside. Inside the box are lots of objects that link to the charity, for example, a model plane of the one that the pilots fly to remote areas as well as a globe. During Advent, each class received a MAF Advent calendar. This advent calendar focuses on a different country every day, the children learn the national anthem as well as learning how to say ‘Merry Christmas’.
Children ae constantly making links and learning the similarities and differences between our country and the countries that MAF visit. Some members from the MAF charity will have a stall at the Christmas and Summer Fayre for the whole school community to use and learn about what they do.
During the summer term, we hope to get a plane into school so the children can experience first-hand how small the planes are and how useful they are for the job they do.
By linking up with the charity MAF, children will begin to have a bigger understanding of the world. They will make links with Christianity and see how people can be a Christian and live their everyday lives. Children will have the opportunity to learn about different cultures and schools, and make comparisons to where they are as well as looking at the similarities.
Video of MAF Advent link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1412e2nr94AJPXENXFbT2qXLHDDy-K_sL/view?usp=sharing
Slideshow of pictures link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18d8NdJZiNhLQ-K956zsd4aIVhH-hJEJB?usp=sharing