2023 - 2024
Remembrance Day November 2023
To mark Remembrance Day, pupils were invited to pause for a two-minute silence, and reflect on the service and sacrifices the Armed Forces make on our behalf. Thank you for your donations which will be collected by members of Royal British Legion. 100% of the profits from the Poppy Shop go towards funding the Legion’s ongoing work in supporting the Armed Forces community, serving and ex-serving personnel and their families. This is what pupils had to say about Remembrance Day.
CAFOD - Assembly 17th November
We were very lucky to have Gillie Drinkall visit our school again today. She held two assemblies for KS1 and KS2 which told us all about fundraising for CAFOD. After the assembly we found out what children thought was important about this special visit.
CAFOD - Own Clothes Day - 19th October
Thank you to everyone who donated to CAFOD, we raised £309
OLOG Food Bank
Thank you so much for your donations. Your generosity means so much to our parish and to the community we serve. We know you have a lot of choices when it comes to donating, and we are so grateful that you chose to donate to our OLOG Food bank. We look forward to your continued support.
MacMillan Coffee Morning
On Thursday 28th September, Year 6, hosted our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning. Right now, more than 3 million people are living with cancer in the UK. By 2030, this figure will rise to 4 million. MacMillan works to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can by providing physical, financial, and emotional support.
Over the past year, members of our school community have been directly impacted by cancer, so this coffee morning held an even bigger place in our hearts. The morning was a great success, thanks to all the wonderful parents and families who donated cakes, and we raised a total of £176. The cake donations were so awesome that we were able to hold an impromptu cake sale after school.
Our Mini Vinnies have collaborated with the School Council this half term on a joint project for people in our local community. Demelza Hospice in Eltham delivers extraordinary care to extraordinary children facing serious or life-limiting conditions. Our pupil leaders and faith leaders have been working on some amazing Christmas cards for the children and their families at the hospice.
Thank you to all for your support and generous food donations. Father Hyacinth thanks all the parents and families for your kind contributions which are greatly appreciated by those in our community who are in need. In addition we managed to raise £246.45 for CAFOD.
Our Lady of Grace Food Bank
BIG LENT WALK FOR CAFOD
This Lent CAFOD is supporting families with the skills and tools they’ve asked for to overcome poverty. On Monday 27th February 2023, we were excited to welcome Gillie Drinkall from CAFOD who came to tell us all about this year’s fundraising focus. This half term, Our Lady of Grace, we will be holding our own Big Lent Walk in support of this campaign. Leading up to Easter, we will be walking once a week for 15 minutes as a whole school. Here is what the children thought of The CAFOD assembly:
Lilo Year 6 (Mini Vinnie) - “I learned about the impact of climate change and the work that CAFOD is doing this year. I was surprised to learn that floods affect Bangladesh so severely.”
Fire Year 5 (Mini Vinnie) - “I was shocked to learn that so many places in our work do not have adequate healthcare”
Maxima in Year 6 has worked closely with our Mini-Vinnies to create this fantastic poster for this year’s cause. Let’s get fundraising!
WALK FOR LENT
Year 6 St Teresa have already started the OLOG Walk for Lent! We are excited to raise funds for such an important cause. It is our aim to help CAFOD to provide resources for those who need it the most. Friends and family are all welcome to sponsor our pupils.