16/11/2020A NEW DROP OFF POINT FOR PROUD TO BELONG DONATIONS....
Sending out an enormous thank you to the Haslewey who have very kindly set up a collection point for our Proud to Belong Project.
There will be a box outside the back door to the centre (far end of the car park) which will be available during their opening hours of Monday – Friday, 8am – 3pm.
If you can spare a few extra items in your Tesco shop, please do drop these off to the Haslewey on your way out.
Your support is very much appreciated.
13/11/2020Wow! We have been overwhelmed by your generosity today, such a lot of wonderful donations all going towards our Proud to Belong Project! So many, we almost can't see Miss Fry in her office any more!
Donations will continue to be collected every Friday on the school driveway and next week's plea is for family boxes of biscuits, cheese twists, breadsticks, Pringles, crisps or savoury snacks. So do please pop something extra in your shopping trolley this weekend!
12/11/2020Don’t forget we are celebrating Children in Need tomorrow with a ‘Come as yourself’ mufti day for all students and staff! Come to school wearing something that represents you or an interest you may have, in exchange for a £1 donation to go towards the very worthy Children in Need charity and a donation to our Proud to Belong project.
Please remember that mufti needs to be appropriate for a working day at school, eg, no cropped tops.
12/11/2020To support Anti-Bullying week, on Monday 16th November we will be participating in ODD SOCKS DAY!
Odd Socks Day was started by the Anti-Bullying Alliance to raise awareness of bullying and to promote individuality. The concept is simple - no need for fancy costumes or the latest fashion trends, just wear odd socks to school!
So please look out the oddest socks you can find and wear them to school on Monday - there will be prizes for the oddest and wackiest socks! No donations required and apart from the socks, normal uniform applies.
🧦🧦 #AntiBullyingWeek#oddsocksday 🧦🧦
11/11/2020🎄 PROUD TO BELONG PROJECT🎄
As promised, to help you with your planning and shopping, we have pulled together the following schedule for donations to our Proud to Belong Project.
W/C 9th November – Tinned goods, packets of pasta / dried food, chocolates
W/C 16th November – Family boxes of biscuits, cheese twists / breadsticks, Pringles, crisps, savoury snacks
W/C 23rd November – Christmas gifts, hat, gloves, scarves, smelly bits (soaps, shower gels, hand creams), Christmas wrapping paper, Christmas decorations - baubles, paper chains, bunting, Christmas crackers
W/C 30th November – Pickled onions, cranberry sauce, mint sauce, bread sauce, gravy, tinned custard, brandy sauce, Christmas puddings, Christmas cake, chocolate log, chocolate cake, mince pies
Donations can be dropped off each Friday on the school driveway, where they will then be quarantined to meet Covid regulations, before being packed into festive boxes and hampers for distribution to the community.
We are very grateful for all your support so far, thank you.
9/11/2020We are very happy to hear that over the weekend the government has had a change of heart and is setting aside £170m to help feed disadvantaged children over the Christmas Holidays. Marcus Rashford said that he was “so proud” of those who had united behind his campaign and that he was “overwhelmed by the outpouring of empathy and understanding” but there is still so much more that needs to be done. That is why we continue to promote our ‘Proud to Belong’ project to help support the wider community who may need a bit of extra support during this difficult time.
We have had an overwhelming response to the project already and are grateful to those who have volunteered to help pack hampers.
Later on this week, we will be announcing a full list of items needed over the coming weeks so that it is easier for people to plan in advance...so watch this space!
6/11/2020🎁🎄PROUD TO BELONG SCHEME🎄🎁
The government in England has rejected calls to extend the voucher scheme for free school meals over the winter holidays, despite pressure from footballer Marcus Rashford. No one in our community should ever have to face going hungry. That is why we are launching our ‘Proud to Belong Scheme’.
Launching next week, and in the lead up to Christmas, we will be asking for a variety of different donations so that we can create Christmas hampers and Christmas gift boxes for the wider community who may need a bit of extra support during this difficult time. This could include members of our own school community, but also the wider community of young people, families and the elderly.
To ensure that food items / gifts are widely distributed between hampers, each week we will be asking for specific donations. The week commencing 9th November we will be asking for any tinned goods or packets of pasta/dried food, or chocolates such as roses or quality street etc. We appreciate that during a national lockdown the timing is not perfect, as many of you will not be going to the shops at present and will be shopping online, but if you have anything you can donate next week we would be very grateful.
We will collect donations every Friday on the school driveway as students come into school, with the first collection taking place on Friday 13th November. Donations will not be handled and will be stored safely and quarantined for the appropriate time. We are also looking into the possibility of online donations and we would also be interested in hearing from any businesses who might be able to donate appropriate goods or gifts.
Please keep your eyes peeled for regular updates over the coming weeks.
We are provisionally looking at Saturday 5th December to open the school hall for volunteers to help us package the hampers – obviously in a Covid safe way. If you think you may be able to help please put this provisional date in your diary.
With your support we can ensure that everyone within our community has a happy and merry Christmas! 😊
5/11/2020We are very sorry, but due to the issue of updated government guidance late yesterday, in relation to schools and the national lockdown, all after school clubs are cancelled until further notice.
If this causes any issues with collecting Year 9 students who would have been at after school PE clubs this afternoon, please let us know.
We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause and thank you for your support and understanding.
Please note that Period 7 for Year 11 will continue as part of their timetabled teaching and Homework clubs will continue as planned as part of our in school provision for certain students.
4/11/2020Well done and thank you to all the Year 11 students who applied for the Senior Student Leadership roles of Head Girl and Head Boy. We had a very strong field of applicants and the selection process was rigorous. All candidates performed well and should be very proud of themselves.
We are delighted to announce that the Senior 4 roles for this academic year have been awarded to …..
Head Girl Lauren
Head Boy Jacob
Deputy Head Girl Cassie
Deputy Head Boy Ross
Despite Covid somewhat restricting what the student leadership team may be able to do this year, they still have some exciting ideas and we are really looking forward to seeing what they will achieve this year. Congratulations to the new Senior 4 and we wish them luck in their new roles.