WE DAY 2017
On Wednesday the 22nd of March, 12 children from year 6 went to an amazing event called ‘WE DAY’ at the SSE arena at Wembley. WE DAY is an event that happens once a year and it is about helping our community. WE guest speakers also talked about how most people struggle in life but there is always a way out.
Lots of famous people were there, including: Connor Maynard, Jessie J, Fleur East, Kate Winslet, The Vamps and many more. All of them talked about very inspirational stories and some must have been really hard to tell as the whole of the SSE Arena were listening. We all really enjoyed it and it was a great opportunity.
You can see some pictures below.
Thank you to Mrs Edwards and Mrs Moore for arranging this and taking us to this amazing event.
By Bibi Jackson and Erin Dixon.
On Wednesday 6th of July, Cheam Park Farm Juniors, Cheam Fields and Cheam Common’s school councillors came together in our community room for a video conference with Michael Morpurgo. (Luckily for them, two infant school children also came along just for fun.) As space was limited, only years 4 and 5 were allowed to attend. The time the call came was about 2:25 p.m. - the first 5 minutes were used to check that everyone was ready. There were a few other schools online with us too, and we all took it in turns to ask Michael Morpurgo questions.
Every school asked 2 questions each and some of the questions were: What was your favourite book as a child? Do you have advice for young writers? Out of the books that you have written, which is your favourite? And… what influences you to write such emotional stories?
His advice was to write about what you know, to keep a journal and to jot down each day a sentence or paragraph of things that have happened and use these ideas in your writing. He also said that he couldn’t choose a favourite book as they were like his ‘babies’ and he loved them all equally. His books, he said, are usually inspired by events around the world and he explained how a tsunami inspired him to write ‘Running Wild’. Running Wild recounts the adventures of a boy who has to survive in the Indonesian jungle after being saved from a tsunami by an elephant. He had read of this story in a newspaper and decided it would make a great story – although he found out later that it had actually been a girl who had survived!
It was a brilliant experience and a great privilege to be able to speak to such an inspiring writer as some people will never have the opportunity to meet a famous author. We all appreciated it very much.
The School Council would like to say a big 'Thank you' for playing our pyramid game at the summer fair. We raised £30 which will be used towards the cost of our sponsored child.
Thank you so much for supporting our mufti day on Friday 29th April. £333.55 was raised to support our sponsored child, Haseena in Afghanistan. Well done, everyone.
Have a look at the beautiful pictures made by the classes using the silver coins on 29th January. Thank you so much for your generosity - we collected an amazing £387!
The school would like to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ for helping make Christmas Cracker Smile such a success. Each class, with a little help from their teacher, collected enough money to provide a lovely present for each of the people that we had been allocated.
On Monday 14th December two of our school councillors, Harry Batt from year 3 and Carmen Thurlow from year 4, went with Mr Hedger and Mrs Edwards to The Salvation Army in Sutton where they distributed the presents along with children from eight other participating schools.
What was surprising was the range of the ages supported by Sutton Housing Partnership – from early years, to teenagers, to young adults as well as the elderly. It was so heart-warming to see the young children from around the schools in the borough bring smiles to the faces of the residents – some of whom are without family or friends at Christmas time.
Sutton Housing Partnership understands the importance of breaking down barriers and remembering those that feel lonely and isolated, especially around Christmas time, and it was such a privilege to be a part of that. Thank you all so much for your support with what I am sure you will agree was a very worthwhile initiative. Merry Christmas!
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