I would like to thank you all for your generosity towards our Book Aid project on World Book Day. Our fantastic amount of £170 will help children and adults to read and learn, from all walks of life, in the poorer parts of the world.
The Christmas raffle was drawn this week and we had four very happy winners!
£100 – T Bettelley
Paul Smith Purse – Anaya
Christmas Hamper – V Tymoshenko
Chocolate Hamper – S Xue
We raised an amazing £288.50 and this will support school funds which we hope to go towards improving the play areas.
Jayeola, Dovydas and Amy delivered the items we collected for our ‘reverse Advent calendars’ to the soup kitchen. Along with the donations, they took a Christmas card and a cheque for £210 from the money collected at this year's Christmas performances. All at the soup kitchen were very grateful and excited to see the items arriving!
We have also donated to the collection by Notts County’s Football in the Community team. The team collected toys, books and selection boxes for children who will be spending Christmas in shelters and may not otherwise receive a present. These were delivered last week, along with a huge bag of hats, gloves and scarves that were generously donated by the families of St. Mary’s.
The School Council have organised a Christmas raffle which will support their ‘Sun shade shelter’ fund. The tickets are selling fast and some lucky family will win either £100 or Planet Bounce vouchers to the value of £40. Good luck to all who have purchased tickets. We have plenty more available at the office if you would like some more books. So far the School Council have raised £1,955 towards their target of approximately £8500. The draw will take place on Monday 19th December.
The Harvest Assembly on 6th October was wonderful. On behalf of the Soup Kitchen, at St. Paul’s, I would like to thank you for your generosity. The produce will help them prepare hot meals for local homeless people and is a small expression of our attempt to bring the goodness of the harvest to everyone. Thanks to your generosity on our Brighten Up and Build a Brighter World day, the fantastic sum of £221 was sent to CAFOD to help their Hungry for Change Campaign.
A big ‘thank you’ to everyone who turned out to support our Summer Fair, and to those who sent in items for sale on the day. It turned out to be a marvellous afternoon despite the rain!
A grand total of £1177.21 was raised which will go towards the School Council’s ‘sun shelter project’. Thank you to all the staff and parents who worked tirelessly throughout the afternoon on the various stalls.
I am also very grateful to our TAs who organised everything so efficiently before this event, ensuring that the afternoon ran very smoothly.
Year 6 used their entrepreneurial talents to make money out of a £5 starter budget loaned to them by Virgin Enterprise. With some very creative fund-raising ideas, and smart advertising, they amassed an amazing £338 profit. Alan Sugar would be proud of them! They have already planned how they are going to spend this money, which will include a donation to the school fund for further projects.
In total we raised £133.60 for Book Aid International which will help young people around the world to have access to books that they wouldn’t otherwise have.
The school council wrote ‘We would like to thank everyone who sent in an Easter egg or bought a raffle ticket for our `make a Splash’ Cafod appeal, we hope you enjoyed it. This is how our money can make a difference.’
Almost a billion people in our world don’t have clean water near their homes
Altogether we have sent £180 to Cafod, this amount will be matched £1 for £1 by the government.
£25 will provide vital tools for building a latrine or mending a pump.
£73 will fund training for women, so they can mend broken pumps and keep the water flowing.
£123 will fund a life-changing pump, bringing the joy of clean water to a whole community.
Well done to children and staff for a wonderful term. We are very proud of the excellent work and outstanding behaviour shown by the children over this busy time of year. They are especially to be congratulated on the high standard of all the Christmas celebrations. They enjoyed their pantomime production today – a well-deserved treat. Thank you for your generous donation of £356.26 collected after all these performances. This will provide many hot dinners for the people who visit the soup kitchen at St Paul’s every day.
On behalf of the School Council I would like to thank all the parents /carers who joined us for our sponsored walk last Friday. Luckily it was a very warm afternoon and the children had some well-deserved relaxation time to play and explore their surroundings at the Arboretum, after their brisk walk there. All monies collected will go towards the School Council’s on-going sun shade project.