Canning in the Community - West End Magpies!
We are very proud to share some good news with you. Back in 2017, our own dinner lady, Mrs Ann Garrett, and her friend decided they wanted to do something to help a local charity called Daft as a Brush. This charity runs an ambulance service for people in the community who need transport to and from their cancer treatment. You can read the original story here.
Amazingly, they reached their target of £25,000 which they raised through several fund-raising events, and the ambulance was bought and added to the existing fleet. Now, each of these ambulances has been "adopted" by a local school, and with Mrs Garrett's long-standing commitment to Canning Street, we were kindly given the opportunity to decorate the vehicle, which had been nicknamed "The West End Magpie."
Our children were challenged to design a range of magpie images and motifs, which they had great fun doing. We have now had confirmation that some of the designs have been selected to decorate the ambulance, which you can see above. We are so proud that some of our children's ideas will be so visible in the community and in support of such a fantastic cause.
We are currently in the process of arranging for the ambulance to spend an afternoon on our yard so you can see it for real at the end of school. We can't wait to see it! It is also being used in the community already so don't forget to give it a wave if you see it out and about. We would like to say thank you to Mrs Garrett and to Daft as a Brush for giving us the opportunity to be part of something so special. If you would like to know more about Daft as a Brush, you can find out more here.
**What's going on in Canning Street?**
It is hard to believe that we are in the Summer term given the awful weather, but we are and this is always a fun and busy term at Canning Street. This term is proving no exception and lots of our classes have been enjoying some exciting lessons and taking part in whole school challenges.
On Friday, as you know, we took part in the Captain Tom 100 Challenge. To celebrate the life of Captain Tom and his amazing fund raising for the NHS, each class carried out 100 mini challenges, such as squats, burpees and alps of the yard. It was very challenging but a real team effort. Furthermore, we held a collection on the gate in the morning where people kindly made donations to our charity - St Oswald's Hospice. Once again, it was a great example of Canning Street teamwork and generosity.
As well as the Captain Tom challenge, other classes have been busy this week. Year 2 were shocked to find what appeared to be a huge dragon egg in the yard! They are keeping this safe and warm in their classroom for now....we are all wondering what will happen with it this week!
We will keep this page updated regularly with the lovely things the children are getting up to. While the weather is so wet, please do make sure you child is wearing appropriate footwear and brings a coat.
Finally, please remember that children should be in school every day. Every day your child misses school is a day they fall behind in their learning.