Dear St Anne’s parents or guardians, Mrs Johnston and the mini Vinnies have decided that we will have a St Anne’s Advent Appeal. The children will be asked to bring washing powder, shaving gel, and bathroom products e.g. toothbrushes or shampoo. This should be presented in a hamper or bag and brought to school then the Mini Vinnies will take the donations to Walsall north food bank, Thomas project and the Glebe centre.
We hope that these donations will improve the lives of others that are not as fortunate as us and help them to enjoy Christmas.
Isabelle Burke (10)
OUR LATEST FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
OUR SHOEBOX APPEAL
We will be launching details of this in Assembly, on the website and on Headlines, on Friday the 23rd November please look out for this. We hope that everyone will support us with this very worthwhile campaign.
Mini Vinnies is a Christian organisation which gets children to put their faith into action. Members give support to people in their community, meeting them face to face and trying to help them in any way they can.
We meet every Wednesday from 3:30pm - 4:30pm in the old library. All children from Year 5 and Year 6 are eligible to join. The group have discussed different activities/events that we would like to do for example:
Visiting elderly people
Helping at an animal rescue centre
"Streetly's got Talent or Streetly Come Dancing" we will perform for the elderly in our parish
Helping at the local food bank
Christmas gifts for less fortunate people
Volunteering at Birmingham Children's Hospital
Sleep Out for the homeless
We are currently organising a litter pick, which will be happening on Blackwood Road on Wednesday 24th October 2018. As a group we decided to do this litter pick because we want to clean up our environment, and potentially save animals from harm as a result of this litter.
We will be starting at 3:30pm and will continue until 4:30pm. If anyone else wants to come and join us to clean our environment, then please come along with your parents. Jesus teaches us to be a good neighbour, therefore we want to look after our neighbourhood and encourage others to do this also.
Starting point will be the school gate, we will walk to St. Anne's Church and back again. All of those who help with the Litter Pick will receive a certificate for helping to make a difference.
Written by Molly Rose Byrne (10)
Preparing for our Litter Pick
The Forget-me-not carol service
On the 12th December the year 6 class and the Mini Vinnies went to St Anne's church and sang 5 Christmas songs to the elderly parishioners and the Forget-me-not group.The children walked to the church with the teachers with Christmas hats on and sang to the parishioners and the Forget-me-not group. After they sang they gave out the Christmas cards that they had made the day before. The parishioners said thank you to the children for their lovely singing and cards. Then the children walked back to school to continue their busy school day.
The reason they did this was they wanted to share their gifts and talents to the group as they wanted to show that they will not forget the people who have dementia.