Fantastic Fund-Raising in Year 4

Year 4 raised a magnigicent £235.85 in their sponsored activities yesterday. Congratulations to you all and thank you to parents and friends for such generous support. The children have decided to buy:

  • Help a Child Refugee £46
  • 10 mosquito nets £70
  • The Gift of Play £27
  • £92.85 donated to Christian Aid and doubled by the government.

Details of all their CAFOD choices here.

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Our Uganda Link

Since setting up our link with a partner school in Uganda we have enjoyed visits to and fro, lovely learning opportunities for our children – spiritual, social and academic. We are very proud of this relationship and its place as a core part of our school. So far, our fundraising activities have helped raise over £20,000 for this most worthy cause. Thank you to all who have supported us over the years. You can see some of the Uganda stories here.

British Restaurant

The evacuees form Year 6 arrived safely at Swanage Railway Station.  They then enjoyed hospitality at the British Restaurant that re-opened (for one day only) at Swanage United Reformed Church.  Whilst they were there they enjoyed a lunch of baked beans, mash and corned beef rissoles followed by jam tart and custard!   Music was provided by Spike’s gramophone. They were joined for lunch by some visitors who shared their wartime memories of Swanage.  The day finished with a good old sing song!

Many thanks  to the URC for hosting the event.

Year 6 Carol Concert

On a very cold evening, our year 6 children, the school choir and instrumentalists, the Purbeck Arts Choir and a full congregation in excellent voice joined for a joyous celebration of the Christmas story.

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the view from the back row of the orchestra just before the start

Our Children’s Prayers

These prayers were written jointly by the children in each of our classes as we prepare for Christmas 2017.

Girls Maths Club – Uganda Cafe

The girls of the maths club made a brilliant job of shopping, writing menus, taking orders and giving change. They raised over £50 for Brother John and our partner school in Uganda. Thank you to Mrs Gadston and Miss Meteau for organising the cafe, and to Mrs Nash for the scones.

St Mary’s Bake-Off

What a successful day! Thank you to everyone who baked or bought cakes, to all those who helped run the day – especially our marvellous PTA – and to everyone who came to buy and eat the cakes: what a selection there was! We raised a fabulous £433.18 for Macmillan Cancer Support.