As part of Almsgiving at Lent, our joined a national campaign which is working to protect the Amazon and the lives of the communities who live there. In the Amazon, a piece of land bigger than a football pitch is lost every minute and the homes of people who live there are being threatened.
As a school, we wanted to help by raising awareness and funds. The staff and pupils organised a football fundraiser in support of international development charity CAFOD, which this year is supporting the communities of the Amazon.
The pupils thoroughly enjoyed planning activities for a whole week of football-themed lunchtimes. Well done Year Five for leading this initiative.
Our school Choir entertained our friends of St. Marie’s Church at the annual Parishioner’s Christmas lunch. They sang jolly holiday songs, as well as traditional carols, to bring joy and cheer to the ladies and gentlemen.
On Wednesday 18th December, as an extension of our Carol Concert, fourteen members of the School Choir visited ‘New Directions’ to perform a selection of Carols. ‘New Directions’ is a care home for adults with learning disabilities and both the staff and residents made us feel very welcome. The pupils performed in a room which had been decorated with a beautiful Christmas tree. The residents were a fantastic, happy audience clapping and even joining in with some songs. Our town Mayor also attended and was most impressed with the quality of the singing and the behaviour of our pupils. It was a pleasure to take the pupils to this event which made a huge difference to the lives of the residents and staff at New Directions. Thank you to the parents for supporting this event and to the pupils for, once again, demonstrating how we can live out all of the ASPIRE values.