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Easter Egg Collection

This term, Year 11 have been organising a collection of Easter Eggs for children in the East Anglian Children’s Hospice. As a tutor group, they collected 18 Easter Eggs out of the school’s total which reached over 60. Well done to Year 11 and thank you to everyone in the school who donated an egg. They will be delivered to the hospice this week.

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Easter eggs for EACH

Easter is nearly here and I am helping to collect Easter eggs for children at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice. If you would like to help me, please bring an Easter egg to Reception by Friday March 15th and I will make sure it gets to a child at the hospice. If you prefer, you could donate £1 instead and I will use this money to buy an egg on your behalf. Let’s put a smile on the face of a child less fortunate than us at this special time of year. Thank you.

Rosamaria, Year 11

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Ellie’s cake and Hama bead sale

Ellie (Year 6)’s mum is training for the next London Marathon in aid of Wellchild, a charity which helps get seriously ill children across the UK out of hospital and cared for at home.  Ellie, Leoni, Poppy and friends are holding a cake and Hama bead sale on Friday 9th December at 1.00pm in the courtyard to help raise some money for this worthwhile cause.  Do come and support them! Look out for Ellie’s posters around the school!





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Year 6 impress with rainforest homework

Year 6 certainly impressed Mr Peace with the amount of homework that they completed over the Easter holiday! They were set four tasks, of which three were optional, and all were connected to the recent geography topic on ‘Rainforests’. The children had a choice of making a rainforest diorama in a box, a model of a rainforest home, or a decorated Kayapo headdress,  or  producing a short presentation of facts about the Kayapo people of the Amazon. Lots of merits were up for grabs and, following Year 6’s completion of seventeen projects in total, many certificates will be presented at the next Commendations Assembly! Well done, Year 6! See the full gallery of their work here.

Mr Peace









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Year 6 in the Rainforest

Year 6 have been learning all about the world’s rainforests, especially those in South America. They have found out how important and precious these amazing, diverse habitats are and what will happen to our world if they are destroyed.  This morning,  in a very enjoyable  and excellently-presented class assembly,  they explained some of their findings to an audience that included their families and the rest of the Prep Department. Afterwards, as the last picture shows, they practised doing the conga round the Barn!

Thank you, Year 6, and thank you to all the family members who came to watch!


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Year 7 Cake Sale TOMORROW

Year 7 will be holding a CAKE SALE tomorrow (Tuesday 8th March) at break (10.40-12:30pm) in Room M1.

They are raising money for EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospices), so don’t forget to bring in some money and support this very worthy cause!


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Can you ride or walk for life?

Please support our chosen school charity on 11th May.Each-poster

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Year 7 bake cakes for EACH

EACH-Master-logo-COLOURWell done to Year 7, who raised an impressive £108.19 for EACH by holding two cake sales in January.

Thank you to everyone who donated money for this excellent charity.

Mrs Heppell

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Year 7 cake sale next week

cup cakeYear 7 will be holding two cake sales at lunchtime next week, on Monday 13th and Friday 17th January in Room M1.

We are raising money for the local charity EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospices), who care for children with life-threatening conditions and offer support to their families as well.

Please come along and buy some cakes from us on Monday and Friday and let us see how much money we can raise together!

 7H and Mrs Heppell

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Charities Update

Last year we were very successful with our fundraising at HOHS and managed to achieve most of our target goals. Many of the form groups sponsored their own animals and, as a school, we gathered enough money to support Zoilo Perez Mendez, her school and her community in Jalapa Guatemala for at least two years.

During our last charity meeting the form group charity representatives decided on our charities for this year. All monies raised will be split between two very worthwhile organisations:

1. EACH (East Anglian Children’s Hospices)EACH-Master-logo-COLOUR
A local charity with whom we have a number of connections. They support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.

If each form group would like to set themselves a goal, you can help by raising:

£5 – pays for art supplies for a session of specialist play.
£20 – pays for an essential care kit for their nurses when providing care in the family home.
£37 – pays for an hour of music therapy

 2. Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
Fundraising saves more lives, develops new treatments, builds state-of-the-art facilities and supports their remarkable patients and their families. All donations help the hospital to continue putting their young patients first.

Please have a think about which charity you would like to help as a form and when and what you would like to do. This can then be discussed at our next charity meeting tomorrow (Thursday 7th November) in Lab C at 1.15pm.

Any bright fundraising ideas for Children in Need on 15th November will also be welcomed.
Miss Mann