Our Leesland Leaders have been busy reading and deciding which books they would recommend to their classmates. Take a look at their recommended reads for this half term:
Our school councils voted to be known as Leesland Leaders. There were a number of suggestions about possible new names for the council, and we voted democratically to choose which one to go with. Leesland Leaders won by a long way. Class representatives have specially made badges so everyone knows who they are.
Autumn Term charities
Our Leesland Leaders have voted to support the following charities for the autumn term:
Gosport Basics Bank Collection for Harvest 2017 - bring in items of non-perishable food, toiletries or cleaning items to be donated to the local Basics Bank.
Children in Need on 17th November 2017 - wear something spotty for a donation. We will also be collecting again on the Gosport Ferry.
Jumpers for Joe on Thursday 21st December 2017 - wear a Christmas jumper with your usual school uniform for a donation. In aid of The Joe Glover Trust, a local charity supporting the families of children with cancer.
Gift Drive for Gosport Children - in time for Christmas 2017 This a local scheme to make sure that local children in times of hardship receive a present a Christmas.
The Junior School Council decided they would like to support our Armed Forces by collecting items for the Shoe Boxes for Our Heroes Appeal. This appeal sends morale boxes to troops in the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force who perhaps do not receive many parcels from home. The children particularly wanted to support this at Christmas time. Lots of families and local people contributed and we sent 23 boxes.
Thank you to all who contributed - we hope we brightened the day of someone serving our country.
We held a 'Jumpers for Joe' day on the final day of the autumn term. Again, this was chosen by the Junior school council. The Infant School raised £155.70 and the Junior School raised £191.05.
The Joe Glover Trust is a small, local charity and they exist to help families in crisis following their child's diagnosis of cancer. The diagnosis can a massive financial impact on parents as often one or both parents need to give up work or take unpaid leave to care for their sick child. The charity supports families when their child is on treatment by awarding financial hardship grants. These grants can be for a host of reasons such as rent or mortgage payments, everyday living costs, travel expenses.
In November 2016 we held a Children in Need Day. The Infants raised £272 and the Juniors raised £224.02. This is a massive £496.02 in total. This does not include the money the Junior School Council members collected on the Gosport Ferry that day!