19.11.14

William Penn Newsletter

19th November 2014

Christmas Fayre

We would like to thank all parents, friends, pupils and staff who were able to attend or contribute to the Christmas Fayre.  The evening was well attended and busy with a friendly atmosphere with many people saying how much they had enjoyed themselves.  Our PTA members did a fantastic job of organising the event and were so well supported by parents on the evening itself.  The hard work was thoroughly worthwhile with a profit of £1266 raised which will, of course, benefit all the children in school.  It is likely that this money will help fund additional information technology resources eg. tablet computers.

Children in Need - A message from School Council

The School Council would like to thank everybody for their contributions to Children in Need. We all enjoyed wearing our spotty clothes and we raised over £100! The children loved designing Pudsey masks, Pudsey underpants and wrote acrostic poems about the charity. Alice White (Year 5) wrote the acrostic poem below.

Pudsey is the mascot for Children in Need

Understanding how to come together to help others

Donations mean the world to the children’s charity

Smiles of the children we will see

Everyone helping each other

You can change children’s lives for ever

Recyling News - Raising money and helping the environment!

William Penn families, staff, local and Horsham communities have saved 22,061 pieces of waste resource from the landfill.  TOTAL RAISED SO FAR £386.01

Coffee Packaging Brigade®                                            744
JOHNSON’S® Baby Wipes Packaging Brigade®             939
McVitie’s® Biscuit Wrapper Brigade®                           2550
Mobile Phone Brigade®                                                       7
The Activia® Yogurt Brigade®                                      9008
The Ella's Kitchen Brigade®                                             150
The Kenco Eco Refill Brigade®                                       222
The Laptop Brigade®                                                          4
The Tassimo Brigade®                                                 7937                         
The Writing Instruments Brigade®                   Not enough to dispatch!      

The toothpaste tubes and toothbrush are sent to the Philippine Community Fund (PCF) to make wonderful merchandise with them.  PCF provides work for landfill families and educates over 800 children in their own school.   You can also collect aluminium ring pulls for them to make beautiful merchandise with.

For more information about this recycling scheme visit http://www.sussexgreenliving.co.uk/recycling-zone/

Pupil Achievements

Congratulations to Imogen Leech who has achieved her British Gymnastics Level 8 award.  Arabella and Charlie Bamsey have both received their Blue Peter Sports Badges.  If you have any pupil achievements that you would like mentioned in the newsletter, please e-mail the office: office@williampenn.w-sussex.sch.uk