Charity Projects 2017 – 2018
It was lovely to welcome David Lidsley back to school to talk to us about how Charity, his new guide dog puppy, is coming on with her training. We heard that Lucy, the last trainee puppy who visited us in the Autumn term, has successfully moved onto her next stage of training. We also had the pleasure of welcoming Jssie, who came with her fully trained guide dog, Bruce, to share with us her first-hand experience. Jssie is visually impaired and we learnt how Bruce, her yellow Labrador retriever, is her companion and eyes. Bruce gives Josie her independence and freedom. We learnt how Bruce has different commands and how he helps Jossie when she goes to work, travels on the bus and crosses the road. It was very interesting to learn more about the work of these wonderful guide dogs. Bruce was beautifully behaved whilst all the Year 3 and 4 pupils had the opportunity to stroke and pet him.
We had a successful Year 8 Cake Sale on Tuesday 22nd May to support Clic Sargent, with the cakes being snapped up quickly in the sunshine!
Thank you to everyone who made cakes to support this worthwhile charity, we raised £178.73.
The sun is shining for our Home Clothes Day today to support British Heart Foundation. Thank you to everyone who donated and wore something red! We raised £348.00.
Some of Year 8 swam the height of Mount Everest and raised £874.90 for British Heart Foundation.
Thank you to those who entered the competition this week ran by Year 8. Children had to guess the number of mini eggs in the jar and the winner gets the jar! They raised £37 for Alzheimer’s Society and the winners were Natasha, Camilla, Elizabeth and Margot.
Thank you Year 8 for organising the Cake Sale on Tuesday 13th March to support Alzheimer’s Society and to everyone who made and donated cakes. The children certainly enjoyed their break time today! We raised £236.62.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our Home Clothes Day on the last day of half term in February to support Alzheimer’s Society. We raised a total of £266.30.
Thank you to everyone who made and bought cakes for the Cake Sale on Tuesday 30th January. We managed to raise £183.95 for Clic Sargent.
Well done to all those Year 8 pupils who took part in a Waitrose Bag Pack on 21st December. You helped raise an amazing £800 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Thank you to everyone who purchased reindeer food at the end of last term. We managed to raise £46.62 for Alzheimer’s Society.
Thank you for your support.
It is always a fun day when children and staff wear their favourite Christmas jumpers to school and we wore them with pride as we all performed ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ in assembly! We raised £245 in total.
Thank you to everyone who made and bought cakes for the Year 8 Cake Sale this morning supporting British Heart Foundation . We certainly saw lots of smiling faces at break time! We raised a total of £187.
Year 6 Girls, Fran, Alice, Holly, Lara and Maria, held a ‘Guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competition and raised £71 in aid of Children in Need.
The winners were:
1st Place: Theo H 3rd Place: Tamsin C
2nd Place: Ben J
Pre-Prep prize went to Scarlett S (RY)
8W took part in a sponsored bike ride in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. The pupils cycled 14 miles to raise awareness and funds. It was a very successful and exhausting event and all the pupils were delighted to have made a real difference in helping their charity. The same group also sold cakes and held a raffle at the East Haddon Bonfire Night. They raised a fantastic £150.
It was Onesie Day today at Spratton to support CLIC Sargent. We managed to raise £292.55 for this worthwhile charity who help raise funds for children with cancer. Thank you for your support.
Lucy, the golden retriever, came to visit us last year when she was 10 weeks old, she is now 11 months old. It was lovely to see how much she had grown and how her training was developing. Lucy will soon go on to Guide Dog training school before she becomes a fully trained guide dog. It was sad to hear that David, her walker, and Lucy would part ways soon as she went onto her next stage of training, but it was also incredibly humbling to hear how much David cared about helping partially sighted people by giving them such a wonderful intuitive dog and that, whoever ends up with Lucy, will have a fabulous guide dog and companion.
Lucy spent time with the Year 3 pupils, learning how guide dogs help blind and partially sighted people to lead independent lives in our community. She also visited Pre-Prep and then sat on the terrace during break time when she was spoilt for attention.
After some of our Year 8s had visited the Hope Centre, we were delighted to welcome Tanya to Spratton to talk to the Years 3-8 about how the Hope Centre reaches out to the most vulnerable in our community. We learnt how our food donations are distributed and how they are vital in helping the Hope Centre assist those people in our community who need it. Pupils had lots of interesting questions to ask. It was an insightful talk that helped us think about the true meaning of giving at Harvest time.
Thank you to everyone who made and bought cakes for Tuesday’s Cake Sale. We managed to raise £276 for Alzheimer’s society.
A group of Year 8 pupils went to the Hope Centre on Tuesday evening to see how all of our harvest contributions help the most vulnerable in our community. When we arrived, we met our guide called Tanya and she gave us a guided tour around all the different areas that make up the Hope Centre.
We found out that more and more people have looked to the Centre for support and help and how the Centre provides vital support for people when they have reached some very difficult times for many reasons. It provides meals and food bags but it also provides far more for their clients. They run a variety of sessions like Art. We saw some amazing portrait artwork by a client. He had a stroke, lost his job, and found himself homeless and very low. He needed the help and support from the Hope Centre. They gave him the opportunity to paint. He was, and still is, a very talented artist. He was able to sell portraits of people, which has helped him to get back on his feet. He was an inspiration to everyone. Thank you to Mrs Williams for organising this trip and we all really enjoyed learning about where the donations go and what happens to help the homeless.
Samuel Campion & Seb Fernandes-Smith