Well done to all our children and thank you to everyone who donated, came along to join in or to support our sponsored Sport Relief Mile at the Jubilee Playing Fields last week. Up to now we have raised an amazing £641 for Sport Relief.
We’re delighted to announce that our application to the Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme has been successful and our project for playground improvement will be put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores during January, February and March 2020. Our project, along with the other two successful projects in our region, will go forward to a vote in Tesco stores where their customers will decide the outcome by voting for their favourite project each time they shop. Voting will take place from Wednesday 1 January 2020 to Tuesday 31 March 2020. The project with the highest number of votes across our region will receive £2,000, the second placed project £1,000 and the third placed project £500. Please start saving your tokens and let friends and relatives know that they can vote for our school. Thank you.
Bag2School are the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools and since its inception in 2001 they have now paid out over £15 million.
As well as raising vitally needed funds for our school, it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted textiles away from landfill. A recent DEFRA report has shown that textile collection schemes are helping to reduce the volume of textiles discarded as municipal solid waste. However it is a fact that as a nation we still send 1,081,000 tonnes of textiles to landfill every year.
By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles in the bag provided – this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, bags, soft toys, curtains and bedding (not duvets or pillows). We will receive £500 per tonne or £0.50/kg which will be a great boost for our fundraising. In addition it will also raise awareness amongst the children of the benefits of recycling and reuse.
If you fill the donation bag and still have more then you can use any other bag to donate your items and don’t forget to ask grandparents, friends and neighbours to have a sort out as well!
Bag2School will be collecting from our school on Wednesday 13th November. Please bring your bag (or bags!) to school from the day before or by 9 am on the day and help us have a really good collection.
Our Red Nose, non-uniform mask day was a great success. Along with our sweepstake we raised £72 for Comic Relief. Thank you to everyone who joined in and contributed to our fundraising. Here are some photographs of the children wearing their fantastic masks.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our fundraising for Children In Need. Children enjoyed a non- uniform ‘Wear something Yellow’ day and took part in Pudsey themed games and activities. They had fun decorating biscuits with sweets and icing. Have a look at some if the fantastic designs!
Mr Cooke has organised a sponsored event on Friday 16th March to raise funds for Sport Relief. Parents/ Grandparents are invited to join us for a Sport Relief Mile (running or walking!) and extra sponsor forms are available in school if required. Please meet us on the Jubilee Playing field for a 2.00pm start. Children may then go home early with an adult. Any unaccompanied children will walk back to school with staff and should be collected as usual at 3.30pm. Please check book bags for information and sponsor forms.
Children In Need – Spotacular 17th November
On Friday 17th November we raised funds for Children-in-Need by holding a non-uniform day and coming to school wearing something stripy and/or spotty. Thank you to everyone who dressed up and made donations. Have a look at Woodpecker Group’s fantastic Pudsy Bear masks. Mrs Mahadevan took some photographs and has taken the ‘spotacular’ event to new heights as she now has chicken pox; she is covered in real spots and will be off school all week!
Thank you to everyone who took part or sponsored the children for the Guinness World Record Walk4Wildlife event. We were joined by children representing our cluster of schools and set off on the Woolley Moor Trail. At 2.15pm, the designated time, there were 73 people walking. It will take a few weeks for the record for the ‘greatest number of children across the country walking at one time’ to be verified by the Guinness Book of Records but soon all children who took part will be able to call themselves world record holders! We raised a fantastic £319.50 through sponsorship for our chosen wildlife charity the RSPB. Well done everyone and thank you again.
There is a non-uniform day on Friday. Children are invited to dress up and bring £1.00 for Comic Relief. Remember there will still be swimming and outdoor breaks during the day, so please bring sensible footwear and a coat!
The Enterprise team have also organised a fundraising tea party for parents/ visitors in the hall – 2.30pm to 3.20pm. Please support by donating cakes, buns etc. We look forward to seeing you there.
On Friday 18th March the Stretton Handley pupils, parents, staff and some members of the local community went down to the Jubilee playing fields to take part in a sponsored mile in order to raise money for sport relief.
The weather held out long enough for over 80 people to take part in completing the mile, some running, some walking, (some people getting a lift!).
Everyone appeared to enjoy the event and everyone did a fantastic job as over £1000 has been raised for Sport Relief! This is such a fantastic effort from a school of our size so well done to everyone that donated and collected!
Well done Stretton Handley!