You can see a slide show of this years Sports Day here
They are photos of our linking school in Nepal, reading the story books that children in Year 4 and Year 6 made for them! The children wrote their own versions of fairy tales and Greek myths and we sent the story books they made to Nepal, so that the children could read them and practice their English.
The children in Nepal have now sent their own letters and booklets with facts about Nepal back to us, so we are becoming pen pals!
We have been so impressed with so many children and families for their work in raising money for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal. We are sure these are only a few examples of childrenâ€™s commitment to the cause:
Well done to Karen, Hannah, Ruby, Gabriella, Aoife and Eleanor in Year 6 and Kitty and Conor in Year 4. They organised a sponsored bike ride from Chorlton to Debdale Reservoir and raised Â£130 and many passers-by donated, en-route.
We have raised over Â£500 in total. Thank you so much for your generosity.
Dear Parents and Carers,
Following the dreadful earthquake in Nepal at the weekend, the children and staff of Chorlton Park would like to show our support and make a response.
As you may be aware, we have recently established links with a primary school in the Annapurna Mountains in the Himalayas, which Ms Stillings used to work at. She spent her Easter holiday visiting the school and setting up projects to further develop these links.
Thankfully the village and school havenâ€™t been hit as hard as some of the other areas in Nepal, and the damage is limited. However, there will inevitably be a number of restrictions that will affect life in this remote area as time goes on.
After talking with the children in assembly and in class, their overwhelming response has been to collect money to make a donation to the relief effort that is currently taking place.
If you would like to make a donation, please send it into school this week. We will send it to the Red Cross who are currently already on the ground providing humanitarian aid and relief.
Please see the link below for further information:
Thank you in anticipation for your generosity and support.
The Children and Staff of Chorlton Park Primary School
Â Â A big thank you to everyone for supporting our fundraising for our link school in Nepal. We raised over Â£400 from raffle ticket sales and were able to buy fantastic resources for the school to use. This included chalk and chalkboards for the nursery and year 1 children, stationary sets for all the children, tricycles and play-based learning resources for nursery, paper, pencils and pencil crayons for the whole school and some basic sports equipment for the children to use at playtimes. Everyone loved reading our school book and were delighted at the new materials and the prospect of making new friends from across the globe. We hope this will be the start of a long and fruitful school linking partnership. Raffle prizes and pictures from the school in Nepal will be shared in a whole school assembly next Monday.
We are delighted to inform you of a new school linking project that we are setting up with a school in rural Nepal. The school is in the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains and is a school that one of our staff members, Miss Stillings, worked closely with for 2 years. The school is called Macchepuchhre school and is named after the mountain that it sits beneath. The children at Chorlton Park are currently creating a school photo book all about our school and local area that will be presented to the school in Nepal. We hope this is the start of a long friendship and many activities between the schools that allow the children to learn about lives very different to their own.
We are also currently running a raffle to raise money for our link school. One prize will be drawn per year group. The prizes will be traditional handicrafts made in The Annapurna conservation area in Nepal. Tickets are Â£1 each or Â£5 for 7. All raffle money must be given to the office or class teachers in an envelope with the childâ€™s name and class written clearly on the front. The raffle money will be used to buy essential equipment, such as pencils, chalk and chalk board and text books for Macchepuchhre school. Please buy your raffle tickets by this Thursday!
Please contact Miss Stillings (Yr3) or Miss Kinglsey (Y5) if you would like to find out more!