As you may already know, Monday 9th November is the start of this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal Week. We are excited to be joining in with others around the UK to participate in fundraising for this good cause. These fundraising events will help your children learn about the lives of disadvantaged children across the whole of the UK while developing skills like communication, teamwork and decision-making.
This year Children in Need are making children’s mental wellbeing their number one priority – and bringing in some very special friends to help. Led by Joe Wicks, Dr Radha and Blue Peter, Five to Thrive is our unique programme of wellbeing activities for our Appeal Week. Inspired by the 5 Ways to Wellbeing, it’s designed to help children feel better about themselves – as well as helping others. Throughout the week children at Heronsgate will have the opportunity to take part in five different activities linked to wellbeing
On the Big Day – Friday 13th November –Joe Wicks will be reaching the end of his epic 24 hour PE Challenge in partnership with Radio 2 and needs schools across the country to help him across the finish line.
We at Heronsgate will be holding a Pudsey colouring competition, entry is 50p. The template is attached to this parentmail, or the class teacher can provide a paper copy. Closing date for this is Wednesday 11th November. All pictures will be put on classroom windows to display for you all to see. Mrs Edwards will be judging the pictures on Friday 13th and a prize will be given.
Additionally, on Friday November 13th, children are invited to come to school dressed in rainbow colours – in exchange for a donation to the Children in Need Appeal. Children may also wear Pudsey themed clothing. How many different colours can you wear? We ask that children are dressed with appropriate footwear and attire suitable to worn outside and at playtime and lunchtime.
The Year 6 School Council will also be running an additional fund raising activity –
Guess how may sweets in the jar? – 20p a guess, please send your child in with the money for this on the Friday.
We would also like to let you know that this year we will not be selling any Pudsey merchandise.
It has generally been noted that parents over the past few years have been happy to donate £1 per child to not wear uniform, but any monetary donation for this fantastic cause will be greatly received! To view how the money is used can be found at https://www.bbcchildreninneed.co.uk/changing-lives/
Thanks for your continued support.
Mrs Dimmock, Mrs Curtis & the School Council