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At Redhill Primary Academy we remember the service men and women that fought and lots their lives in World War 1. 2021 parked 100 years since the end of this war so in order to mark this occasion the whole school created a piece of art work which was displayed at the front of the school for our community. With our poppies, we wanted to show that we are remembering these people and also create a space where people from school and the wider community could come and reflect or pay their respects. As part of these events, we also invited Cllr Shirley Reynolds into school who is cabinet member for Children and Young People. She spoke to us about the various different events that would be taking place in our local community. Mrs Whiting spoke to the children about the ways in which people will be remembering all over the country and the importance of this.
Red Nose Day is an annual fundraising campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, educated and empowered.
In November, the school house captains raised funds for Children in Need by hosting and designing their own obstacle course. This was a great opportunity for them to gain experience of planning, organization and leadership.
It is a project that is run by the community for the community. Our vision is that no child, or adult for that matter, should go without at least one special gift from Santa. Not everyone in our community has either a roof over their heads, a loving family, food on the table or gifts under the tree so our aim is to give a Christmas surprise to every person who lives in the Telford community and who is experiencing difficulties.
Odd Socks Day marks the start of Anti-Bullying Week
In October, we celebrated Harvest with our annual Harvest Festival. During our special assembly, we remembered the origins of Harvest. The children shared the wonderful work which they have been completing this week and beautifully sang some traditional Harvest-themed songs. We ended our celebration with a reflection, being thankful for all the food that we have access to and remembering those who are less fortunate than we are. A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who donated so generously to Telford Crisis Food Bank.
Thank you to all the parents that donated to the Christmas Smile appeal this year.
This is a fantastic project which is run within Telford, by the community for the community. The project was founded in 2013, to provide gifts to local children and families who are living in difficult circumstances. They aim to ensure that no child will go without a gift at Christmas time. Last year, Christmas Smile gave 4000 gifts to 700 adults and children who would otherwise have gone without on Christmas Day. We think that this is a really important project for us to support, as we feel it is vital that we raise our children’s awareness of children within our local area who might not be as fortunate as we are.
At the beginning of December, we delivered all of our donations to the Christmas Smile volunteers ready to be wrapped. What a fantastic collection of donations!
We held a Red, White and Blue Day in support of the Armed Forces . We all wore red, white and blue and gave a £1 donation.
Redhill Primary Academy has been taken over by a whole host of superheroes and book characters in aid of Comic Relief and World Book Day.
Every year, we support important charities like Red Nose Day and educate the children about the role that charities have in supporting children across the UK and the wider world.
This year, your wonderful donations have totalled £370.
The children wowed us all with their efforts into dressing up this year.
Here are some photos of the children looking fabulous and enjoying their day.
We were overwhelmed by the donations of gifts for the Christmas Smile Charity.
Thank you from us and the organisers who wanted to convey their sincere and heartfelt thanks to you all. They were amazed not by just the volume of gifts that were given but the thought and care that the families
took in selecting the gifts.
Once again thank you so much for your support. You will have made someone else's Christmas so special!
British Legion's Poppy Appeal for Remembrance Day 2020
This year, we celebrated Children in Need by wearing something Pudsey-related, whether it be spots and stripes, ears or an entire outfit in exchange for £1 which will be donated to the very worthy cause.
Thank you to everyone who got involved. Below are some photos of our Nursery children dressed up.
We welcomed the children to school in their wackiest workout clothes and Pudsey gear to take part in Joe Wicks’ Big Morning Move. Every class cleared their classrooms and prepared to join in live at 9am. It was fantastic to see all the children taking part with such enthusiasm and some of the outfits were incredible! Thank you to all the children taking part– we can’t wait to see just how much money we have raised for Children in Need.