Friday, 24th June 2016 - ACE Charity and Year 1 Performance

Date: 25th Jun 2016 @ 6:35pm

Friday, 24th June 2016


ACE Charity

Ron and Sue came into school this week to be presented with all the books that our children have donated to such a good cause. We managed to fill two large suitcases and Ron is busy getting the books to Tanzania, Africa for the children to read. A massive thank you for your thoughtful donations—the difference a book makes to these children is enormous. I’m pleased to also say the sponsorship money that has come in will be presented to the charity on Friday 8th July. I think the most powerful message comes from the Charities own blog though. Enjoy the read and I hope you feel as proud as I do of Carr Mill:


ACE Charity Blog - From the Children of Carr Mill to the Children of Kilimanjaro!

A few weeks ago, we spoke to the children of Carr Mill Primary School, St. Helens, about Arise School and the difference it is making in the lives of the children there.  We also met with their School Council to talk about their ideas for fundraising.

Given the excellent reputation of Carr Mill Primary School for reading and the lack of storybooks at Arise for the pupils there to develop their reading skills, it was decided with the Carr Mill children that they would bring into school a book that they had finished with for Ron to take out to Arise on his forthcoming trip.

This week, immediately prior to Ron's trip, we went back into Carr Mill School.  The children had made a tremendous effort and presented us with two suitcases full of all sorts of books!  The children are also raising money for ACE through sponsorship.  In fact, we learned that several of the children have given their own pocket money to help the children at Arise.  We were overwhelmed by their generosity.

Ron is now at Arise.  The children there were so happy to see what was in the suitcases when he opened them. The older children love to read and the younger ones to look at the pictures.  The vast majority of their families are so poor that they have very few possessions.  Books are certainly not something they will have at home.

Previously, there were more children than books at Arise!  Now, the Carr Mill children have made it possible for all of the Arise pupils to have access to reading material.  A brilliant result!  A massive "Thank you" to everyone at Carr Mill for making this possible - the children, their families and the staff are incredibly grateful. Your gift of books will truly make a difference in the lives of the children at Arise School.


Year 1 Celebration Assembly

As usual our children have shown everyone just how talented they are with a superb performance from both Year 1 classes. It was great to see so many parents and carers in school, taking the opportunity to enjoy the performance and then go back to class with the children to have a look at some of the outstanding work that they have been doing on their ‘Why is a leopard not like a human?’ Learning Challenge.

Thank you very much to Miss Rigby, Miss Murphy, Mrs Kenyon, Mrs Lloyd and Mr Moore for ensuring the children had everything they needed to show off their fantastic performance skills!

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Carr Mill Primary School

Kentmere Avenue
St Helens
WA11 7PQ

Mr A Maley - Head Teacher
Mrs C. Rimmer - School Business Manager

Tel: 01744 678223
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