Year 6 loved being rock stars for the day, and enjoyed the visit from Status Quo drummer, Jeff Rich!
Each class has been challenged to show an act of kindness over the last few weeks. As a class, we decided to donate a proportion of our profits from the Enterprise Fair to the Salvation Army, to help those in need. We are so proud of our children for being so kind and generous, and as you can see from the below email we received, the Salvation Army are extremely grateful.
Dear Year 6,
Forgive me for sounding familiar but you really are a joy-bringer! Your wonderful donation of £ 35 which we have safely received is truly a much needed gift this Christmas and I’m so grateful. By way of a thank you, I’ll tell you why your gift is so special.
This really is our busiest season. Our Salvation Army officers, staff and volunteers work flat out for weeks, and do you know, we wouldn’t want it any other way! Our caring ministry is our joyful task every day, all year, but Christmas time is when loneliness is at its worst, hunger is cruel, poverty can be grinding and the biting weather can make the streets a killer for people when the pavement is their home. Christmas and winter are our busiest time because for many, it is sadly the worst time.
Your Christmas donation was probably one of the kindest things you could have done. Loneliness will become laughter, hunger will be satisfied, children will smile and laugh, families will have Christmas and homeless people will get the support they need to start afresh. What a great gift you have made with your support for The Salvation Army.
So thank you, sincerely and deeply. And just as you have touched the lives of the people we help, may this message bring you the warmth of genuine thanks and appreciation, and may that warmth stay with you. Believe me, you deserve it!
Talented children in our KS2 department recently met with consultants from Kevin Murray Associates, an award-winning consultancy firm. They are working with Warrington Borough Council on their plans for the future…and they wanted our help. Our children are now involved in a town planning and regeneration project!
Jaz and Iain worked with our children to identify the parts of our town that are really great and worth keeping. The children also described the places locally that they feel need some attention. Finally, the children shared their experiences of local problems like congestion, litter, graffiti and people feeling left out of society (families who have recently moved into the area or who don’t have English as a first language).
The ideas, suggestions and proposals that the children came up with were stunning and Jaz and Iain have collected all of their ideas for the masterplan. The children’s next job is to write down their vision for the future of our town. Watch this space, we’ll share our regeneration plans with you soon…
If you would like to know more about the Warrington Borough Council Central 6 Wards Regeneration Masterplan, please Google: Help us build Central Warrington’s future and read all about how you can influence our town’s growth ands development.