The Big Little Shoe Appeal
St Mary's are supporting Siiboo's Big Little Shoe Appeal this year, joining forces with schools from Egremont, Thornhil and Seascale.
Since 2015 through our BIG little Shoe Appeal we have found new feet in The Gambia for over 5000 pairs of outgrown children's shoes donated to us by the kind hearted public here in West Cumbria. Our operation is a very simple process, we collect shoes from those participating in the project, we box them up, ship them to The Gambia and our team in The Gambia distribute the shoes to those in need.
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School has kindly agreed to support our BIG little Shoe Appeal. As a very small charity our only real limitation is financial. All of the shoes you donate travel 3920 miles just to be in The Gambia and some can travel up to 4100 from your house to find new feet and this journey costs money.
We are asking for a small donation of £1 per pair of shoes if you can. Your £1.00 will ensure your shoes can reach new feet in The Gambia and allow us to run the The Big little Shoe Appeal all year round. If you would like to donate shoes but not the £1, please speak to the school office.
Students (or parents/carers) should bring their outgrown shoes to the school along with the £1 donation if they can and deposit them in a box that we provide, once the box is full we would come and collect it and leave an empty one for the process to continue.
Unfortunately (for the time being) we can only accept shoes up to an adult size 3.
How you can donate: Simply tape the shoes together along with a £1 coin (if you can’t - see the office) and drop them off at school, it really couldn't be any easier. However, please remember;
Shoes must be in good condition.
Any zips or buckles must work.
Have laces if required.
They should be clean.
We are excited to introduce St Mary's 100 Club, a monthly draw where 50% of money collected is given out as prizes and 50% is for school fundraising.
Each number is £10 for ten monthly draws (£1 per draw). The winning numbers will be drawn on the last Wednesday of each month in our school assembly.
Please ask friends, family and neighbours if they would like to buy a number!
Spare forms can be found in the office. Good luck everyone!
Team Evie Challenge
The Team Evie Reading Challenge is a sponsored event which St Mary's children in years 1 to 6 are taking part in to raise money to buy mobile libraries for children in hospital. It is a great way to raise make a difference.
The challenge is very simple. All the children have been given a sponsor card (along with a book mark each!) and asked to set themselves an appropriate challenge to complete in a week. For example; A 5 year old may decide on a challenge of ‘I will listen to my mum read 2 books to me each night’ and a 10 year old may decide to read a full Harry Potter book. The children ask for sponsors from family and friends and then take on their challenge!
We are in the middle of our Team Evie Challenge. Good Luck everyone and don't forget your sponsors!
On Wednesday 11th July, Year 3 pupils took part in first aid training when they completed a Flat Stan First Aid Workshop. This was a great way to introduce our children to basic First Aid. The workshop was aimed to give your child knowledge and confidence in a safe and fun environment.
Children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the tutor was impressed with their enthusiasm and retention of their knowledge. Well done Year 3!