Wednesday, 28 June 2017

PTA Sponsored Walk

In May parents, pupils and staff came together for the annual PTA sponsored walk to raise money for three fantastic, local charities: Alex Hulme Foundation, Stockport CP and Signpost for Carers.

Families took to Heaton Mersey Common to walk a mile around the popular nature reserve. Luckily the rain stayed away and a lovely walk was had by all!

The event raised £190 which was split between the three charities.

Mrs Clara Dolce, Project Officer at Stockport CP commented "We are very grateful to receive donations of this type which are invaluable in helping towards funding the Society's valuable services that support over 900 children and adults across the local area".

Nicola Hulme from the Alex Hulme Foundation commented "Thank you so much for the fantastic support you give to Alex's legacy. It is lovely to see so many smiling faces too. Well done everyone". 

The PTA has supported several charities throughout the year raising over £500 through cake sales, selling Easter chicks and holding a Teddy Bears' Picnic event.

Friday, 16 June 2017

A Day Trip to Quarry Bank

We had a super whole school trip to Quarry Bank.
Our Nursery and Reception pupils had fun looking around the Mill and watching a demonstration on weaving. They then sampled the worst children's jobs in history - from being a chimney sweep to cleaning out the looms, they tried it all! After lunch they headed to the playground, fed the ducks, enjoyed an ice cream and finished off in the natural playground! Then it was time to head home and one or two treated themselves to a quick nap on the coach!
Children in Years 1 - 6 had a tour of the Mill with some fantastic National Trust guides who shared their extensive knowledge on Quarry Bank. It was then off to the Apprentice House where the children were met by a 'Victorian maid' who told them all about the diet, conditions and medical treatment that the child apprentices would have experienced in the 19th Century. The children were particularly fascinated by the leeches and what they were used for!
Headteacher Norah Johnson commented "We are so fortunate to have so many wonderful, National Trust owned places to visit in the North West. Our History curriculum has focused on the Victorians so a visit to Quarry Bank with the cotton mill, village, apprentice house and extensive gardens provided the pupils with a real sense of what it was like to be around in the 19th Century."    


Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Teddy Bears' Picnic puts the 'FUN' in Fundraising!

Our annual Teddy Bears' Picnic, organised by staff and the PTA, proved a great way for pupils to combine having fun with raising money for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

The event saw pupils bring their teddy bears to school to take part in a teddy bear obstacle course and lots of other teddy bear inspired games. There were teddy bear crafts, face painting, a teddy bear hospital and a lovely picnic tea for pupils to share with their bears!

All of the funds raised at the event were this year donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund instead of PTA Funds.

Miss Davies, a teacher, commented "It was lovely to see the children having fun with their teddy bears. I was particularly impressed by the range (and size) of bears on display! The PTA were keen for the funds raised to be donated to support families affected by the recent incident in Manchester which was a fantastic and generous idea."