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.
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.
The choir braved some awful weather to go Carol singing. They raised £85 for Julia’s House, amazing in only half an hour – must have been the friendly faces with the buckets! Well done to all of them.
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.
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.
the view from the back row of the orchestra just before the start
A really joyous occasion today as the whole school (including reception for the first time this year) celebrated Mass with the theme of Preparing for Christmas. All classes had written prayers to share. We wish all our families and friends blessings at this great feast of the year.
These prayers were written jointly by the children in each of our classes as we prepare for Christmas 2017.
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.