Cleaning the church
The church is cleaned regularly by a team of volunteers. The School Council decided to help them from time to time, by dusting the pews and other surfaces.
Children in Need
The School Council planned a really successful day to support Children in Need. The Cake Sale raised an amazing £163.50 and the sponsor money for the run/walkathon is still coming in, but is already more than £800. We hope to have the full total to share with you by the end of the month. Thank you so much to everyone who supported us so generously – the money you have raised will make such a difference to the lives of children in need in the UK.
Year 6 attended our usual small service at Brightwalton War Memorial to mark Armistice Day, taking on responsibility for reciting the poem 'In Flanders Fields' and reading parts of the service, including the ‘Ode to the Fallen’ and the ‘Kohima Epitaph’. Seversl villagers joined us and Elise played ‘The Last Post’ on her oboe. The children laid a wreath thanking our Armed Services, along with other attendees.
The other children and staff held a short act of remembrance in the school hall, singing 'I the Lord of Sea and Sky', before holding a minute’s silence together. We also raised over £278 for the British Legion Poppy Appeal through our sales of poppies, wristbands, key rings and zip tags.
We celebrated Harvest in All Saints Church, expressing thanks for all that we have and remembering those who do not have enough food. Below is some of the food our families donated to the local charity 'Loose Ends', who provide hot meals for homeless people in Newbury.