New Gambian Garden
Due to all the new buildings popping up here and there, our Gambian Garden has been moved and ungraded!
It is now sited in the old 'Walk and Talk' garden between the school and the big playground. There will be decking, raised flower beds and a covered gazebo. As you can see from the photos below it's going to be a new exciting place to chill at break times and host lessons.
Teddies for The Gambia
Each year some teachers visit The Soma School in The Gambia. We have been linked with them for over 12 years and we have learnt so much from them.
Last year we took 110 knitted teddies with us, each one attached to a letter from a year 3 pupil. They were given to Soma school pupils and they wrote a letter back to our children about themselves. It worked so well we have decided to do it again this year.
Janet, the lady that knitted many of last years teddies and 85 of this years teddies, visited Year 3 to show them how she knits them. It takes her nearly 4 hours to make one teddy. Here are some of last years teddies and some thank you cards from 3HS to Janet.
Peace One Day
You may already know that Peace One Day led the initiative to establish the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence, unanimously adopted by United Nations member states as 21 September – Peace Day. You may also know that they then proved that the day could work in areas of conflict, most notably in Afghanistan, where Peace Day agreements have led to the vaccination against polio of 4.5 million children in recent years.
These successes and many others led Jeremy to launch the Global Truce 2012 campaign: the largest global reduction of violence, and the largest ever gathering of individuals in the name of peace on one day – Peace Day 21 September 2012.
At All Saints we thought about peace worldwide and in our own lives, and what we could do to help. We wrote prayers and promises, just a small contribution but if everyone did it .......