Castle Hill Blog, 12.11.2021
To mark Remembrance Day we joined in the minute's silence on Thursday 11th November at 11.00am and students observed this very respectfully. In our Remembrance Day assembly I mentioned a website which you might like to look at with your child, called A Street Near You. It allows you to enter your postcode and then gives details of people who died in World War 1, who lived in your neighbourhood. It's a powerful way of really bringing home the human impact of war. Just click on this link to take a look: www.astreetnearyou.org.
10B have also been selling poppies in school for the past two weeks and have raised £121 for the British Legion.
Every year Miss Theobald's class takes part in Operation Christmas Child's shoebox appeal. A few weeks ago, 7T held a Halloween Cafe and raised £56 which they took with them to Stockport and used to buy small gifts. Back in school they packed the gifts into shoeboxes and wrapped them, ready to send off to children in less fortunate parts of the world. Pretty impressive work!!!
Stay Safe & Well Campaign
Stockport Council have asked us to pass on the following message about their Stay Safe and Well Campaign:
‘Winter is approaching, and it can be a difficult time for many families. The council and health partners are launching a campaign to keep residents safe and well this winter, encouraging everyone to look after themselves, their home and each other through the colder months.
From support payments for fuel, to help with food, financial or healthcare worries, the council and its partners will be sharing important messages and signposting residents to the support services available to them over this winter.
To make sure you stay up-to-date, subscribe to the newsletter every Friday, the Stockport Review Extra, for regular top tips on staying safe and well this winter direct to your inbox. You can also visit the Stockport Council website for the latest information, and follow the council, on social media for regular updates.
Let’s make sure everyone in the borough stays safe, warm and well this winter, by looking out for ourselves and for one another’.
Next week is national Anti-Bullying Week, which this year has the theme of 'One Kind Word'. The week starts with Odd Socks Day on Monday, when we're asking students and staff to wear odd socks. The intention is to get across the message that we’re all unique and different, and should aim to be be kind to each other and respect each other’s individuality. Students will also be covering the anti-bullying theme in form times throughout the week. You can find out more about the week here: https://anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/anti-bullying-week.
I'm off to unsort my socks.... have a fantastic weekend!