International Day of Peace 2017
Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All
Every year, on 21st September, the whole school comes together to mark The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day"). This year, we all dressed in white and gathered together on the playing fields to form the word PEACE, before saying a prayer. A video of how this came together can be viewed here.
Year 4 Design Easter Gardens
Zofia Cuts Her Hair for Little Princess Trust
Zofia in Year 5, decided to have her hair cut short and donate her hair to Little Princess Trust. The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses. We are all very proud of Zofia's generous spirit, and for thinking of those less fortunate than herself.
St Francis House Raises Money for Spread a Smile Charity
Sacha, Vice Captain of St Francis introduced an assembly on Monday 6th February 2017 with the following speech...
"Part of our role is to create events to support the school, have fun and do charitible things. On a visit to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington last year, my mum, together with my twin sisters, met a group of people who looked really interesting. When she spoke to them, she discovered that they were from a charity called Spread a Smile. They had with them a magician, a fairy and a very cute, very well behaved dog. She found out that they were a small charity who spent their time visiting hospitals, where there were very poorly and sometimes terminally ill children, who needed to be cheered up as they spent most of their time living in hospitals. The dog was especially cool as he was trained so that he listened to his owner and would do exactly what they said so that the children could cuddle and stroke it.
Because they were a small charity and needed much support as they do not receive lots like the bigger charities, Lance and I thought it would be nice to do something to help. So, we raised some money by holding a Bake Sale and with everyone's help, we raised just under £100.
So, Josephine from Spread a Smile, has kindly come to talk to us about her charity and to receive her cheque."
Well done to Sacha and Lance, we are very proud of your achievement and your generous spirits.
Harrow West MP Visits School Council
The School Council had the privilege of meeting with the Harrow West MP, Mr Gareth Thomas, on Friday 3rd February 2017. Gareth spoke very highly of St George's and that we are lucky to be at such a wonderful school in Harrow. He also spoke about his role as an MP, in the local community and within parliament globally. The children had a variety of very interesting and engaging questions for Mr Thomas and gained lots of notes ready for their assembly to feedback to the whole school. The School Council also told Mr Thomas about the new and exciting 'Make a Difference 2017' project that we are involved in this year and he was very intrigued by what plans we have in store. More information will be available soon regarding this project.
Thank you Mr Thomas for visiting.