So far, November and December have been busy months for the GIFT Team.
In November, we met with Mrs Bracken, (one of our Parish friends) to talk about and prepare for the 'Secret Santa' stall and 'Guess the name of the Elf'
Some of our GIFT Team members volunteered their services and helped with the Parish Fair.
A big thank you to all who helped.
TREE OF KINDNESS
Following on from Mrs McKeating's visit to Kenya, she has kindly brought back items that have been made by the MAMA Margaret's in Dagoretti.
They have been made into 'Trees of Kindness' and will be distributed to every class in school, in September 2019.
Any child who is found to be showing true acts of kindness will be able to choose a keyring from the tree, to keep.
Will you be caught being kind?
THE CROWNING OF OUR LADY MASS
On Friday 24th May 2019, we attended the Mass with the rest of the school and our parish community.
During the Mass, we offered up our spiritual bouquet that we had made especially for this day.
Afterwards, the spiritual bouquet was placed in the Our Lady Chapel, in church, alongside the flowers that had been brought in from all the children in school.
WE NEED YOUR STAMPS!
The UK's Air Ambulance Services are charities which receive no government funding and rely entirely on charitable donations to continue flying and responding to life threatening medical emergencies.
The GIFT Team are now volunteering their time to help raise funds through the recycling of postage stamps.
Your stamps will be gratefully received throughout 2019. Please ask your family and friends, or anyone who you think might be able to help us. Just send them into school for the attention of the GIFT Team and we'll do the rest!
Thank you for your support.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT CLUB
During the month of December, the GIFT Team organised a Christmas Craft Club to raise funds for local charities.
There was reindeer food making, ready for Christmas Eve (wildlife friendly which only included oats and bird seed, as all glitter types are harmful) decorate a bauble and create your own Christmas tree decoration.
The GIFT Team were overwhelmed by the response to their club, and they had so much fun, getting involved with the youngest to the oldest members of the school. There was glitter and oats galore!
With your help, the total amount raised was...drum roll!!!
Some of the money has already been given to Hayley's Hugs, with the rest going to a local initiative that is due to start in the New Year, in Padiham.
We would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to everybody who was involved in helping us, to help others.
Our Year 6 School Chaplains and School Counciillors from Year 1 and Year 2 visited Woodside Home in Padiham. Mrs Carlile spoke to the staff on the phone and organised a visit for some of our children to go and meet some of the residents there. Miss McBreen and Mrs Taylor went to Woodside with the children.
They all had a fantastic time and everyone enjoyed doing some colouring and our Year 6 children entertained the residents with their dancing. They have been learning about WW2 and have been learning the Lindy Hop. The residents loved this!
We also gave some of the staff and residents some of our Jet Set Angels for them to keep. All our children were polite and were a credit to the school. We can't wait to go and visit again soon.