A fantastic effort ‘Reaching out for Refugees!’

A big thank you must go to everybody within our wonderful school community for the outstanding effort in supporting our ‘Reach out for Refugees’ Day. The school raised £687.47 on the day, whilst the Just Giving total has now exceeded £10,000 (with Gift Aid included). This is before we account for the individual totals raised by participating schools.

We feel very proud that our children initiated the plan to reach out to our neighbouring schools. The idea then gathered increasing momentum and around 50 schools from all over the county took part in a range of activities on March 21st, all triggered through one of our School Council meetings.

As always, our school community came together to make this event a huge success. Thank you for any families who kindly donated cakes for the Year 6 cake stall, a massive thank you to all of the children who made gifts for the Year 1 craft stall. This stall made over £250 and the beauty of this was in the wonderful creativity, kindness and effort that went into each hand-made item.

Well done also to the children for their lovely range of badges, ribbons, hairbands, scarves and all items of yellow and blue!

As you know, we were also celebrating World Down Syndrome Day. It was great to see so many odd socks as the children came into the morning assembly. We also wish to thank Laura Hussey, a Trustee for Herts for Refugees and local teacher at Beaumont, who delivered an informative assembly and kindly gave out badges to all of our children in recognition of their efforts.

I’m sure that the children’s efforts will feature in the Herts Advertiser, who are keen to share the fantastic collaborative efforts of so many local schools. Well done to all of our Skyswood families, we are so proud of you all!