Raising money at Yarrells
- a feast for eye and ear!
Our three services were a feast for eye and ear! Tables groaned with harvest gifts!All year groups from Nursery to Yr 8 contributed songs, poems and prayers while Rev de Garis made us laugh, made us think and led us in prayer and song. As well as a huge collection of gifts for the Salvation Army, we raised £729.80 (£209.80 from festivals plus £520 personal donations from parents) for Mukuti Lakeside School iAfrica.
HALLOWE’EN TUCK SALE
Dressed in ghoulish costume, the pupils brought in many sweets and other confectionery to sell. As well as this, some pupils made and brought in some cakes to compete in the Sweet and Spooky Creepy Cake Competition. The entries were extremely ghoulish and looked disgusting, though, as it turned out, they were good toeat! Student Council were delighted with how many pupils took part in this successful event.
DORSET & SOMERSET
Yarrells School Student Council chose the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance as beneficiaries of the funds raised from their annual Halloween Tuck Sale.President of the Student Council, Klayton Nutley (pictured) put forward Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance as his choice of charity because they are local and he has seen them attend some incidents his rugby matches.
Head Girl, Anna Bussell donned her witch’s costume for the presentation of the cheque £271.00 to DSAA’s Annette Plaistow-Trapaud (pictured) who came to Yarrells to show the pupils slides of the new helicopter which has been recently purchased with money raised by local fund-raising events.
Headmistress, Mrs Covell, quipped “I’d rather be rescued by the DSAA!”
CHILDREN IN NEED
Pudsey pays a visit
Staff and pupils at Yarrells raised a staggering £500 this year for Children in Need. There was a flurry of activity which involved all areas of the school. The kitchen staff baked Pudsey cookies which Year 5 decorated and then sold at the school gates – what a scrum that was! Pudsey cookies were baked at home and sold to neighbours and friends with Jack and Riley Weers raising the largest single amount of £30.75. Pedal for Pudsey took place in the courtyard where some brave and energetic teachers took turns on an exercise bike, much to the delight of pupils passing by. Nursery did their annual collection of Pennies for Pudsey also. Pudsey called in to our school assembly much to the children’s surprise and delight and was rewarded with a cheque and loads of hugs!
On 19th November 2013, 180 shoe boxes left the premises to start their journey towards 180 children across the world whose lives will be enriched by these simple gifts! We are delighted with the number of shoe boxes we have received to pass on to the Samari...tan’s Purse charity and "every single one will make a difference to a child". Thank you for giving generously! Each shoe box makes a BIG difference in the life of a child receiving a thoughtful gift from people across the UK.
This was a fantastic effort and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who brought in a box. We even had boxes from ex-pupils who wanted to be involved! I will keep you posted as to where our shoeboxes end up, as it is now possible to ‘track’ the boxes on their journey to children who otherwise would not receive a gift at Christmas.
Hallowe’en Tuck Sale
On 25th October 2013 the "Year 7 & 8 pupils hosted a Hallowe’en tuck sale" to raise funds for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation. We also held a 'Creepy Cake' competition and there were some fantastic entries.
Pupils and staff voted to choose a best cake and the winner was Jasmin Randall!
"The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation (JTYAF)" honours the life of Lt John ‘JT’ Thornton Royal Marine, from Ferndown, Dorset, who was tragically killed in southern Afghanistan on 30th March 2008, he was just 22. The charity gives wonderful support to local children and young people, in a wide range of youth organisations in Dorset and provides them with scholarships to support their personal development and the pursuit of their ambitions. Do have a look at their website: http://www.jtyaf.org/
RNLI SOS Snack Sale
Year 4 rounded off a week of learning about the work of the RNLI by hosting a Sweet Or Savoury snack sale to raise funds for this worthy charity based in Poole. With Mrs Fellows, the school chef, they enjoyed making delicious pizzas to sell.
Year 4 parents sent in a variety of very imaginative cakes, some with an RNLI theme!
An amazing total of nearly £230 was raised. A big "thank you" to everyone who supported this event.
Connect with Ghana
At Yarrells School we are always very happy to be able to show our commitment to the wider community; recently we had a visit from Mr Nelson Ametepey-Hayes who was delighted to accept some text books from us, of which we no longer have need.
Mr Ametepey-Hayes has set up a primary school, Chrisnel International School, in Accra, Ghana, which is still in the very early phases of being developed and has some very limited resources at this stage.
We will continue to support the school in the future by sending on items of furniture and uniform, as well as books; computers; playground equipment; resources and audio-visual items that are no longer required.
Not only will we be providing practical support, but this is very much in keeping with our ECO ethos in recycling and regenerating!
DONATIONS TO CHARITIES 2011-12
Macmillian Cancer Support - staff coffee morning £213.20
Children in Need - biscuit sales & staff pedal for Pudsey £500.00
- Nursery cakes and pennies £50.21
Poppy Appeal £138.86
Comic Relief - Red nose day £233.86
Julia’s House - Drama Festivals £135.60
Guide Dogs - Student Council Hallowe’en tuck sale and cake competition £198.26
RNLI - SOS sweet and savoury snack sale £215.00
Bournemouth Night Shelter - contributions from Harvest festivals
-Yarrells Singers’ concert
- school contribution in memory of Jo Bicknell £254.74
Mosaic Bereavement Support - Christmas Concerts
- Yarrells Singers’ concert £533.50
Action Medical Research - Nursery & Reception Teddy Bears’ Picnic £37.50
Faithworks Wessex (foodbank) - donations by staffinstead of sending Christmas Cards £80.00
Jigsaw Appeal for Women - donation to Mrs Stiby’s “Kilimanjaro Challenge” £20.00
Oxfam - Eco stall sale £60.08
Christian Aid - collection £112.00
Diverse Abilities - Olympics appeal: raised so far £500.00
Salvation Army - Harvest Festival gifts
Samaritan’s Purse - Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes
Royal National Institute of Blind People - used stamps
Poole Hospital Charity - empty printer ink cartridges, foreign coins
and old mobile phones
Grand Total to May 2012 £3,282.81