As usual, the children had a fabulous day in school rehearsing for Christmas, although it seems from the photographic evidence that they weren’t just rehearsing!
Thank you to all parents who were able to attend our coffee morning today, the support and turn out of parents and families was amazing. If you couldn’t attend thank you for sending in donations, there were enough raffle prizes to draw 50 tickets! The cake stall was a huge success, and all children who brought money to school were able to make purchases too.
Today’s fundraising has brought the final figure to £2,745.75!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We cannot thank you all enough for the support, it’s been outstanding! We are sending a cheque to Nigel’s charity tomorrow so cannot accept any further funds; please donate them yourself to www.gofundme.com/qq95yd6c
As you know we are currently raising funds to donate to Nigel and his family to help to buy the essential equipment needed to help improve the quality of his life and enable him to spend quality time with his family since being diagnosed with a sever form of Motor Neurons Disease. On Thursday 26th November, it was the Christmas performances at Consett Empire. Children sold raffle tickets and promoted their programme, they raised over £300.
Our sponsored walk on Friday 4th December, the children walked 5 miles, this has so far brought in a further £400.
As the end of term is approaching fast and funds need to be forwarded to the family, we are urging all families to send in their sponsor money no later than Friday 11th December. Thank you again for your tremendous support!
Our current total raised was £2,745.75……..Thank you so much!
The staff and children of Consett Junior School have worked really hard to produce, yet another, wonderful, fun, festive and entertaining show at the Empire Theatre, Consett on Thursday 26th November, 2015.
Years 5 & 6 performed ‘Will Santa Get Shot Down?’ followed by Years 3 & 4 ‘Stable Manners’.
This year we held our Children in Need day one week later than the actual date due to other school commitments. This later date did not have any impact on fundraising as we managed to raise a staggering £447.65!!!!
Children paid a fine to dress in onesies, they bought and donated cakes and books for the stalls and the most favoured event was to throw a wet sponge at the teacher! A huge thank you too all staff, children and families for supporting us to raise this brilliant amount.
As you all know Mrs Featherstone will be retiring at the end of the week. Understandably, we are very upset to be losing such an asset to the school. This morning we invited the President of Consett Rotary Club, Maureen Bennett, to award Mrs Featherstone for her 29 years of service to the school.
Children from Consett Junior Brass opened the Big Brass Bash event on Monday evening in Consett park. The event featured special guests including Les Traine – Savates from France, Bandakadabra (an Italian street band) and was hosted by Hope and Social and New York Brass Band.
The event proved very popular, despite the rain and the children played brilliantly as always!
The year 6 sleepover was a huge success! As the weather was so nice, we decided to have a huge water fight on the school field, which was followed by toasting marshmallows, nail painting and then pizza! The children then settled down to a movie quietly reflecting on the evenings events. Little did they know the evening was not yet over… Mr Meadows had planned a VERY SCARY ghost walk! Everyone that wandered the school ghost hunting that evening was petrified, including Miss Waters, Miss Astbury, Mrs Gilray and Mrs Hird.
The children’s behaviour was outstanding as always and the staff enjoyed their evening just as much as the year 6’s!