Thank you for all of your support last year. As a result, we were able to donate nearly 300kg of food and other items to those in need within our local community.
The food bank donation point is open again so please donate whatever you can because it makes a terrific difference to the lives of the families who access this service. We are especially looking for tinned goods, dried goods. We are also trying to collect as many baby items and toiletries as possible. Therefore, we would welcome any donations of; wet wipes, nappies, powdered baby milk, tooth brushes, toothpaste, bars of soap, roll-on deodorant and feminine hygiene products.
A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for our Macmillan Coffee Morning. We had a wonderful turnout and there was such a lovely community feeling, as children were able to join their families in response to last year’s feedback. In total, £254.54 was raised, which is an impressive amount. Thank you also to the staff who kindly donated everything, ensuring profits were as high as possible.
It was lovely to see all the children and adults in their sporting kit to support the Sport Relief charity. Thank you for all you donations which we have agreed to share between this charity and our school outdoor sporting equipment. We have currently raised £214.
Each year we enjoy a beautiful Christingle service at St. Michael’s Church. The children write poems and prayers and the Year 5 and 6 classes collect loose change in their Christingle Candle collecting boxes. Thank you to all members of the church for helping to arrange this and to all those who come to enjoy the experience with us.
Thank you so much for all the donations we receive for the Christmas Smile Project each year. Your kindness and generosity brings happiness to local families in need.
Over the last few years we are proud to have raised significant amounts of money for these very worthwhile charities. This has been achieved in various ways including non-uniform days, bake sales and the publishing of a school joke book.
Thank you for your generosity in donating small change to cover Pudsey Bears. Many bears were covered, with coins piled high. A magnificent total of £303.42 was raised. Thank you for your support.
Each year the school sells poppies to pupils and staff to support the work of the Royal British Legion.
A few years ago, a group of Year 6 pupils began the first stage of a First World War Arts project being led by the Access and Learning team at the museum. The participating pupils visited the Coalport China Museum in Ironbridge and took part in a glass blowing activity. The glass blown on the day by the pupils was turned into coloured glass poppies, commemorating The Fallen named on Madeley War Memorial, 2nd Lt Kevin Furniss and an airman ‘known unto God’.
Whilst work was underway in the studio creating the poppies, the Museum’s Access and Learning team spent time with the pupils in school, helping them to develop their knowledge and understanding of the lives of Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and Royal Air Force Pilots during the First and Second World Wars. Children were encouraged to make links between the poppies they were making, the act of remembrance and those individuals who lost their lives in both World Wars.
The Year 6 children went to RAF Cosford to take part in a very special remembrance service. The service was led by Rev Alan Walden with some of the children reading poems and laying wreaths. The poppies were on display during the service and we were given one of them to keep in school. It is hoped the poppies will eventually also be displayed at the National Memorial Arboretum and at the RAF Museum London.
“Everyone at St Michael's would like to thank all those who supported Heavens Above. We hope you enjoyed a wonderful family day in the sunshine. Special thanks to all the children who sang in the choir or played in the ukulele group for entertaining us with such uplifting songs and music. Thank you to all who brought teddies for the parachuting and Best Dressed Teddy! Thanks also for running an excellent Penalty Shoot Out competition.”