Children continue to surprise me every day.
One such pupil this week was Jessica in Year 1. Jessica showed great bravery in having a very special haircut…she had 8 inches cut off her hair in order to make a wig to help young cancer patients. In doing so, Jessica was sponsored and has subsequently made over £650 (which will help fund treatment for her mum’s friend who has Multiple Sclerosis). What courage.
Jessica, new haircut, same friends.
On Thursday school handed over a cheque to the ‘Teenage Cancer Trust’ from money raised at the Summer fete. Joanna Benbow from the Trust thanked the pupils for their kind donation and spoke about how the money would be used.
Siddharth and Bea handing over a cheque to Teenage Cancer Trust.
Following this assembly, our school council met under the chairmanship of Mr Stocks. We have decided to give the Council £100 to spend. It will be interesting to see what they choose to spend it on…I will keep you posted!
Storm Doris may well have affected our sports fixtures on Thursday, but it did not affect our musicians at Uppingham School. They, like many other prep school pupils, enjoyed a day of rehearsing, before performing to a packed hall. I was lucky enough to attend and along with Mrs Bates and Mrs Ashwin felt very proud of our pupils.
I have one star of the week and it’s not a pupil…it’s Mrs Burrell. Mrs Burrell runs the second hand uniform shop. I handed over some flowers to Mrs Burrell and she handed over a cheque to the SSA. Money raised from the second hand uniform shop will go to the purchasing of new stage curtains in the assembly room and the installation of a defibrillator in the foyer of the new build.
I end this blog with a plea. Please do not allow your children to play near the cricket nets (unsupervised) at the end of the day. Although the fence between us and the kennels is secure, the dogs do get rather excited!
Vale Claudio amicus Stoneygate!