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WE Day 2018
After our successful fundraising campaign in November for WE Walk for Water, 12 of our children were invited to WE Day at Wembley Arena!
It was an amazing event with tons of music and dance acts along with famous celebrities and even princesses! See the photos for a few familiar faces.
There were many inspirational speakers on the day who told us their stories about overcoming setbacks and their keys to success. This ranged from victims of bullying, abuse and prejudice, campaigning youtubers and refugees' stories, to young people who had set up charities, victims of Grenfell, and people with disabilities who had climbed mountains. The messages were very much to believe in yourself and know you can achieve anything you set out to do.
We learned about many campaigns that have taken place this year and the importance of the WE movement all around the world. Our learners were fantastically behaved, engaged and will remember this day for a long time to come!
Finally, one of our girls was invited for an in show highlight and shared in front of the 10,000 crowd our success story about our water walk.
For those that missed the live stream, you can view the event in 2 parts if you search YouTube for 'we day wembley 2018'.
What our children said:
Millie - My favourite part was listening to the people's experiences and how they felt. I will always remember what Katie Piper said about having the acid attack. she inspired me not to give up on my dreams because set backs doesn't mean you can't accomplish them.
Eva - My favourite performer was Tokio Myers because he played lots of instruments. The speaker I will remember most was the boy that was in a young offenders home for 8 years and didn't give up. I also was inspired by Spencer West because he climbed a mountain without any legs.
Tiffany - I enjoyed Tokio Myers and Alexandra Burke's music the most. Lilly Collins inspired me because she said a setback could have ruined her career but she got back up and persevered. She was brave and didn't give up.
Harry - I enjoyed the Wheel of WE because they started throwing T-shirts into the crowd. The person talking about bullying inspired me because he was trying to stop bullying.
The Memory Project (Syria)
The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, disasters, extreme poverty, neglect, and loss of parents.
Our children have created portraits of children in a Syrian Refugee camp to send and let them know we are thinking of them. We learned a lot about their crisis and what is happening in Syria currently.
What the project director said:
"We're so pleased to let you know that the portraits you created were delivered to the Syrian children, and it was a wonderful event. The children were so excited to receive your artwork and very touched by your efforts to create such special gifts. They live in stark conditions in the refugee camps, and to receive portraits made just for them was truly a unique experience for all.
Finally, please know that because of your financial contributions we were able to utilize $3,500 to support the aid organizations helping the children. That is a substantial amount of support for all of us to provide together, along with these very heartfelt portraits.
We’re so grateful for all of the extra time and effort you put into making this project possible. Together we are building a kinder world one portrait at a time and creating many cherished memories along the way. It is our true privilege to do this work with you, and we very much hope to have that privilege again."
On a visit to Israel and Palestine, Mr Azzopardi took hand puppets as a gift for the children of the Aida Refugee Camp. The camp is located near Bethlehem and has been in existence since 1948. The hand puppets were made by our Year 3 children who were interested to know about the conflict and why the refugees have been displaced there. Each hand puppet also contained a short letter from our children to the Palestinian children.
The children took part in their Walk for Water campaign on Water Wednesday! It was an incredible afternoon with a carnival atmosphere. Lots of other water activities were happening during the day and it was rounded off with the 1 mile walk for Kenyan villages.Altogether the children raised an incredible £694! WE Charity also visited us and we presented them with the cheque in assembly.
A few months later. 3 of our year 4 learners took part in a 'Dragon's Den' style presentation to 4 judges and wowed them with their knowledge and understanding of water as a global goal. They spoke confidently and clearly and won the top prize of £600 for the school!
The event organiser:
"The judges were very impressed with the children's poise and passion when presenting and they clearly had a firm grasp on why having access to clean water can make a huge difference in people's lives. They are a credit to your school and their reaction when they realised they'd won was delightful".
As part of our topic 'Similar people, different lives', year 4 have been learning about the Favelas in Rio de Janeiro. We have found out that they are quite different to what we expected and that they are fully operational cities within a bigger city, Rio. We made pastel landscape pictures of the wonderful views from the favela and posted them to a local guide to give out to children living there. On the back we wrote a message in Portuguese.
On World Food Day we learned about lots of different aspects about food around the school including: food waste, where hunger exists in the world, the journey of food from where it is grown to arrive at our plate, what different foods countries eat and recipes for food. Children also took part in a poster competition. The results and prizes will be at the first celebration assembly after half term.