On Friday 11 March we joined schools across the country in walking to end hunger with CAFOD. We added 277km to the CAFOD total by walking round a cold, damp school perimeter (the field was sodden!).
Many thanks for the generous donations to Swanage Foodbank (they were thrilled) and CAFOD’s Lent Appeal (£55). Despite the miserable weather on Friday, we managed to walk 277km; this has been added to the CAFOD tally towards their efforts to walk 40,000km against hunger.
We enjoyed a double dose of Fairtrade breakfast! Reception and key stage 1 on day one and key stage 2 day two! Many thanks to staff for helping out and a special thank you to Solveig from St Mary’s Church and Anne and Francis from the local Fairtrade group.
As usual we will be supporting Fairtrade Fortnight and after the success of the breakfasts in previous years we have decided to offer them again this year.
Pupils will be able to come into school and enjoy a breakfast before school – please book a breakfast by signing up on School’s Buddy or put you name down at the office – it is helpful for us to have a rough idea of numbers!
Reception and Key Stage 1 – Thursday 3rd March
Key Stage 2 – Friday 4th March
Arrive between 8 – 8.15am. (Minibus children come in when you arrive)
Cost £2.00 to include: FT Hot drink, FT juice, toast, FT jam/marmalade, FT banana – homemade FT breakfast bar.
PLEASE PAY ON THE DAY
NB: if you have children in both groups then they can come together on one of the days.
We wore our hats to school on Friday 11 February to raise money for St Mungo’s and their work with homeless people in our country. Thank you for your support; we raised over £200.
The children have been learning how to hold the violin and bow. They have also become familiar with the names of the strings and how to make a sound with the bow. They know the parts of the violin and have been practising Bobby Shafto, Drunken Sailor and Row your Boat.
Each week they take part in a small group led by Karen Dando.
Thank you for all the wonderful donations for the Swanage Foodbank as part of our Advent Las Posadas. Photos of the Holy Family in your homes are here.