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Our Harvest Festival this year was held at our church, St Mary’s on Wednesday 19th September. We walked there and back as a whole school, and each took part in the service. We are sending all our gifts to the local food bank:
Year 2017- 2018
Easter and the school council have decided to raise money for ‘Porchlight’ – it’s a charity which looks after the homeless people, based in Canterbury a representative came to speak with us at one of our Assemblies. We raised £141.40 saving our pennies throughout Lent.
January we held a non-uniform day to raise funds for the Family Trust. This is a Christian based charity who visit us once a term to do an assembly. They have worked with the school for years and we felt it was important to help raise funds so they can continue. We raised £161.40. Thank you to all the families that donated.
UPDATE!! The school council voted to raise money for Porchlight. On Tuesday this week we were visited by Porchlight who told the children all about the work they do with the homeless. Lots of the children spoke to me about this and are very keen to help. All the children were given a box to put pennies into for six weeks and then we will send the donations to the Porchlight charity.
Our harvest this year and we sent all this to the food bank for distribution to those that are in need.
Christmas 2016 with apologies for the quality of the photos from the matron we received a big ‘THANK YOU’ from our charity Smile Malawi as each child received a present from us – well done to everyone who baked and donated for this very worthwhile cause.
THANK YOU WE RAISED £405 FOR CHILDREN IN NEED We had our Harvest Festival and sent all our gifts to the local Food Bank. THANK YOU for all your donations.
Exciting News !!!!!!!
Bake-Off For SmileMalawi ……………………
The Teachers did very well at the Bake-Off with Mrs Furr taking the Star Baker Apron and Mrs Murray presented with a trophy as the Winner!! The children loved watching the video and had great fun seeing their teachers put through their paces in our very own children’s kitchen!! Well done to all those who gave time to this – maybe we will see a follow-up in the new year?
We are hoping to send this money out to Malawi where the matron will buy Christmas presents for each child on our behalf, wrap them all and give them out on Christmas morning. Hope we get some nice pictures of it to post on here.
We have received a lovely Thank You Letter from SmileMalawi as they received our cheque of £170 and they are starting their Christmas Shopping List for the Children – how wonderful that children so many hundreds of miles away will recieve a Christmas Gift from us!!
It was really interesting and we are now thinking about how we can raise some money to give to them – we made our own smiles and hope to make them smile too as we were told how monies can help the children so much.
Our School Council has chosen to support Smile Malawi this year press on logo to follow the link
Some of our pupils with Rev’d Steve went to the Foodbank at Ashford to take our Christmas Donations – they were all very pleased.
The first meeting of the school council (please see page under For Children – School Council) was held on Monday 15th September. The representatives from each year group introduced themselves to each other. They discussed that they need to research and think of a charity that they think the school should sponsor this year.
At the next meeting held on the 13th November the Council decided to support Strode Park for this year’s charity – Please follow the link below to go their web page – put your mouse over the words below until they are underlined then left click your mouse
There is also an opportunity to design a sensory garden poster – please see NEWS ITEM or go to School Council Page for details
Strode Park Foundation is one of Kent’s leading providers of specialist care and leisure services for children and adults with disabilities. We aim to meet all levels of need, from those requiring a small amount of home care and support to people with more complex disabilities requiring neuro-rehabilitation or 24 hour nursing residential care.
Our expertise spans a broad range of client groups including people with physical and sensory impairments, acquired brain injuries, stroke, spinal injuries and disabling conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Cerebral Palsy.
We also provide training and support to young adults with physical or learning disabilities to enable them to lead a more independent lifestyle.
Our full range of services includes: