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‘Give It Up’ charity campaign

‘Give It Up’ charity campaign

This morning, all the children listened and learned about the work of CAFOD (Catholic Association For Overseas Development). The children heard about a boy in Bangladesh and the problems they encounter due to climate change. Lots of children and families around our world live in poverty and don’t have access to basic resources like water, clothes and food.

This Lent we are asking the children to ‘Give It Up’ and donate their money saved from this campaign to our collection for CAFOD. Children are being encouraged to take part in the ‘give it up’ challenge, which is simple. We are encouraging you all to either: give up a treat like chocolate or crisps and donate the money the campaign. Give up something more special like cinema trips, to raise even more money. Or you could go the extra mile and give up your favourite activity and get sponsored for it!

It was heart-warming and fantastic to see children on the way out of assembly this morning deciding to donate their tuck shop money to our collection -showing a selfless nature and ‘shining in little ways’.

Any money raised, regardless of how much it is during Lent can be donated to our ‘Give it Up’ glass bottle which will be outside Mr Turner’s office on the trophy cabinet. It would be a great achievement if we could fill it by the end of Lent.  Thank you for your continued support of our charity efforts and raising children’s awareness of social justice issues.

 

The jar above started this morning empty… it’s quickly filling up thanks to children’s kindness and generosity!

 

Celebrating St. Teresa’s Day

Celebrating St. Teresa’s Day

After attending a special Celebration Mass for the Feast Day of our patron saint, St. Teresa, the children in Years 5 and 6 took part in some practical activities. They thought very carefully about St. Teresa’s ‘little ways,’ and then made some beautiful prayer bracelets which reflected some of the ways in which they could be… Continue Reading

St Teresa’s Parish Autumn Fair

St Teresa’s Parish Autumn Fair

Some of the children from Year 5 made an amazing contribution towards the parish Autumn Fair last Saturday. They designed their own activities and stalls, organised their own equipment and prizes and managed to raise over £120! We were very impressed with their creativity and entrepreneurial skills. The School Council also worked extremely hard to run a… Continue Reading

Lenten Crosses

Lenten Crosses

A Lenten activity that the children have been taking part in is making crosses using various materials, tools and resources. Although unable to get into the Forest School due to the heavy rain, Year 6 had great fun making their crosses in the classroom. They worked in pairs to help each other hammer the nails onto… Continue Reading

Easter Fayre

Easter Fayre

On Thursday 29th March, the Mini Vinnie group will be holding an Easter fayre in the school playground to raise money for St.Cuthbert’s Care. There will be lots of exciting activities on offer from  ‘Guess the Number of Easter Eggs in a Jar’ to an ‘Egg and Spoon Race’. Fun for everyone is guaranteed so… Continue Reading