Dear parents and carers,
I am constantly overwhelmed and delighted by the amount of generosity and compassion shown by the children and families here at Brighstone Primary School when supporting worthwhile causes.
This week saw two fundraising days: Remembrance Day and Children in Need. On Wednesday, the school commemorated Remembrance Day by gathering in their socially-distanced bubbles to respect the 2-minute silence, followed by the Last Post. Each class created special poppy displays, and the whole school wore red, green and black for a donation to the Poppy Appeal. This was instead of buying single-use plastic items, such as wrist bands. After the final count, I am extremely pleased to tell you that we raised £170!
Today was Children in Need, and we raised money by wearing silly hair, hats and wigs. I saw all sorts of wonderful creations, including a cupcake and cherries made out of hair, pipe cleaners creating weird and wonderful shapes, stripy coloured hair, an 80s mullet and lots of colourful bows and wigs! Some of you must have got up very early to create these masterpieces! This morning, we all gathered in our socially-distanced bubbles to take part in an energetic Wake Up Shake Up led by Mrs Snow. It was great fun dancing to Superman, Purple People Eater, Bob the Builder and the Cha Cha Slide dance! Thanks to your wonder-ful donations, we have raised £171.50. for Children in Need. That means, this week we have raised a grand total of £341.50 for charity!!! That is absolutely amazing, and we would like to say a huge thank you to you all for your fantastic generosity to help people in need.
Last half term’s focus for Collective Worship was Generosity, and the current focus for this half term is Compassion. So far, we have been learning about how to help those in need, as well as being a good neighbour. In Monday’s Worship, we talked about lockdown 2, and wondered how we could help those who may be feeling a bit lonely. The children came up with some lovely suggestions, such as drawing them a picture, writing them a letter or sending them a card. Therefore, next week each child will create or write something for a member of the community who may appreciate a kind thought, picture or letter popped through their letterbox. If you know of anyone who you feel would like to receive something like this, then please let the school know.
During the week beginning 23rd November, we will be holding parent consultations over the telephone. A separate letter will be coming home next week with further details.
Once again, I would like to thank you for all your generosity and compassion for those in need. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I look forward to seeing you all again on Monday.
All the best, Mrs Lennon and the Brighstone Team