Another festival of Christmas Jumpers as part of Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day! The donations taken for this came to £277.00!
Many of our children were part of remembrance services on Sunday 10th, but as the 11th of the 11th was a school day, it made it even more important that we join together to remember. We had an assembly first thing in the morning that reminded the children of what Remembrance was all about. This was then followed, just before 11 o’clock, with a gathering of the whole school outside as a poem was shared; Mr Coleman then played the ‘Last Post’ on his trumpet and we had our moment of silence…you could have heard a pin drop! It was a very special and respectful moment.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Children in Need and our Children in Need Choir! If you go onto our website and search under, ‘Latest News’ you will see a link to them performing in the Memorial Hall in Mountsorrel (and other searching will enable you to see, and hear them, as part of the nationwide CiN Choir). We were so incredibly proud of them all – as I’m sure many of you were. My sincerest thanks to Mrs Craggs, Mrs Armitage and Mr Coleman for coordinating all of this, right back to the initial application to be one of the Choirs, made earlier this year! To be part of something so ‘high profile’ was an absolute privilege and joy!
On the CiN day itself both Key Stages 1 and 2 had a series of rousing cake selling events over three break times and it was fantastic to see all taking part by wearing spots or pyjamas. In total, we raised £714! In the afternoon the School Council and Mrs Inglesant ran two Talent Showcase events in the Large Hall. Each class had chosen one act from their class to perform their talent to a large audience. We were very lucky to have so many talented children who shared their skills in singing, joke telling, gymnastic routines, dancing and the staff entertained with their own version of 'Show me the way to Amarillo' which was well received.
Harvest Appeal 2019
Year 5 held their Harvest Assembly on Friday 27th September and launched the 2019 Harvest Appeal in support of the Loughborough Food Bank.
We supported the charity with donations of non-perishable food items, such as: UHT milk, long-life fruit juice, cereal, tinned vegetables, tinned meat, tinned fish, tinned puddings, tea bags, instant coffee... All were used in the food parcels that the charity provides for families in need. We provided over a dozen boxes of food items. Thank you to everyone who helped us.
We decided that we would run a '10p Collection' during the Summer Term of 2019 and this Autumn our new House Captains presented over £200 to Mrs. Cook towards the making of the Storytelling Seat on the Green Belt that so many of you will have seen, and marvelled at (it is a very clever piece of sculpture). All of our Y5 and Y6 pupils attended the ‘opening ceremony’ as representatives of the school.
It was our very small way of saying 'thank you' to the late Mr. Harry Cook who helped our school in so many different ways over the years.
Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2019
£932.79 raised this year through wearing your pyjamas to school, baking cakes, selling cakes and eating cakes!! (all for a great cause).
Sports for Schools
Raising Funds for Team GB Athletes through Sports for Schools (and some valuable funds for our school sports and physical well-being equipment too). £3500 raised in total!! A truly inspiring and rewarding event.
We do make money on our School Book Fair and any commission that we get is used to buy books to put straight in to the Class Book Selections OR in to the School Library. In 2018 we took our commission based upon takings of £1044.13! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS TOTAL; it helps promote reading at home and in school.
In association with Braiswick Photographic as part of their charitable work we raised £85 for Cancer Research UK.
Sporting activities were undertaken throughout the week beginning 19th March across the whole school to help raise awareness in our pupils of those less fortunate than themselves and to show how sport can be used to help change young people's lives.
On Friday 23rd March all pupils and staff wore sports kit to take part in the Mountfields Lodge Squirrel Mile, an activity organised by a group of Y6 pupils who recognised that children have the power to help other children IF they put their minds to it. We raised £322.92!
We hope that in 2020 we can support this charity once again:-)
In support of a local children’s and young person’s hospice pupils and parents have been busy collecting clothes and household items for recycling and re-purposing.
We wanted to help raise awareness of the needs of others and to help our pupils understand (once again) the power of 'the collective' to bring about change (and the role of the individual in that process).It was also important that our pupils understand how people can help make the most difficult of times as happy as possible for families and individuals. We collected an impressive 60 bags of items to recycle and re-purpose.
This is something we will be invovled with again...but we swapped to supporting the Air Ambulance in 2019 with collections of unused and unwanted clothes.