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"A Christian school is one in which the atmosphere has that kind of openness about it, that sense that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow.... and loving attention." Dr Rowan Williams
Afternoon Tea Party
On Friday the 7th July we held a Tea Party for some of the slightly older people in our community. Some of our guests were grandparents of the children at the school and some were members of the local community who help support the school in so many ways.
The children made sandwiches and cakes and the parents and staff donated home made treats for the occasion! The children sang some songs for our guests and read some poems. The Year 3 & 4 children showed the guests to their seats and after tea showed them around the classrooms and some of their work.
We had a massive response from the guests who were thrilled to spend time with the children in a very special day. It was a wonderful day to share our beautiful school and wonderful children with the local community, their hard work, exemplary manners and the pride in which they take over their school is obvious to see. Our Core Values truly shone for all to see, and our letters of thanks really reflect this- everyone shared a truly memorable afternoon!
Keep an eye out for more information regarding the Christmas Carol afternoon next term!
Just a small selection of the lovely feedback we had from the afternoon!
The children chose to support the local food bank for the entire year of 2018. Each month a parcel was delivered. This started as a donation at Christmas and then in response to the local food bank saying that everyone gives at Christmas and not for the rest of the year. From feedback form the food bank we sent out items they requested. The children were shocked to find out that the food bank needed not only donations of food, but other sanitary items such as toilet roll.
A lovely letter from the food bank thanking us for the items.
In 2019 we have decided to support another charity for the whole of 2019. We are supporting the work of a local charity 'Uttoxeter Cares'. We are planning events and actions to support the lonely. We have sent Christmas cards, Valentine's Day artwork and have arranged an afternoon tea for the elderly and lonely. We are working towards a target of 10 'Acts of Kindness 'and we receive a certificate for each achievement.
We are also supporting Feed the Hungry, a Christian based charity, which helps support children in the poorest areas of the world by sending food packages. The children at St Augustine's worked incredibly hard alongside the Saints Academies family to achieve a target of £260 to fund one thousand meal packages to be sent to Kenya. The children in Worship group an don School Council held an Easter Hat parade, a Bring and Buy sale and a sports afternoon to raise our target. We were lucky enough to help parcel the packages and received a letter thanking us for what we had achieved.
Some fabulous Easter Hats!!
We have decided to support this charity further with Kindness parcels in September.