Don’t be a Dudley!

This morning the whole school joined together for an exciting assembly in the sports hall, where we launched our annual shoebox appeal. Children from across Pre-prep and Prep entered the sports hall to the sound of Christmas music, presents and a sparkly tree. There were many squeals of delight as Santa Claus (Mr Newman) and his reindeers (Mr Derby and Mr Melia) arrived early at the Bluecoat school, much to the horror of his 2 elves (Miss Stefanowski and Mrs Walker), who felt it was far too early for Christmas! But Santa had come to thank the children for being his little helpers, by packing presents for children in need around the world.

Chaplain reminded us of how much we have been given: our school, our homes, food, clothing, and much much more, and encouraged the children to think about how they can share some of what they have this Christmas with a child who has nothing, by filling a shoebox with small gifts. Chaplain went on to teach the whole school a new song, which involved both children and teachers rapping together!

A letter has gone out today with all the details for packing a shoebox. Look out particularly for the do’s and don’ts. Flatpack boxes can be bought from the Main reception, or pre-prep reception for £1. We hope the whole family will enjoy choosing and packing gifts for a child across the world!

Finally, if you ask your child this weekend what it means to be a ‘Dudley’ or a ‘Charlie’ they should be able to tell you!

Mrs Drake