Feliz Navidad with Health Poverty Action

Well done to the Christmas choir for joyful singing and proudly raising £141 today for health poverty action. They sang, accompanied by teachers, at Clapham North Tube.

Health Poverty Action does great work across the world to improve the health outcomes of those affected by poverty or not included in society.

Fareshare advent!


On Wednesday we had a visit from Rachel from the charity Fareshare. She explained how Fareshare collect supermarket surplus and then distribute it to local charities to provide meals for vulnerable people. Some children from year six will be involved in making bread and soup to sell in Borough market using our garden produce. Money raised will be donated to Fareshare. Also, look out for our reverse advent calendar where children will be encouraged to bring in dry food in cans or packets to donate to Fareshare.
You can find out more about Fareshare here


School Council Protest Parade @ WHY Festival – Celebrating Children’s Rights

Today, the School Council joined many other schools at the Southbank Centre to participate in the WHY? Protest Parade. This was part of a wider festival celebrating the rights of children and young people: ‘WHY? WHAT’S HAPPENING FOR THE YOUNG’. The School Council made their own placards and chanted songs on the demonstration.

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Disco Divas!

Tonight, we held a very exciting and successful disco in aid of Comic Relief! Those children and parents who were lucky enough to purchase tickets enjoyed a night of dancing, singalongs and a well stocked tuck shop. They were also treated to fantastic performances by Ms Aggie “Beyonce” Mesmain, the parent flashmob and our very own Strictly Charles Dickens! Congratulations to Mr Vanson and Mrs Jamois, who were crowned the eventual winners. With so many party-goers in attendance, we are sure to have raised a great deal for the Comic Relief charity – look out in the newsletter for an update as to the final total!

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UNICEF Day for Change 2015

On Friday, we held our first Unicef Day for Change. The School Council organised a series of fundraising activities including a Football match( parents versus teachers), a non uniform day and a ‘FAIR fair’ to help change children’s lives. Pupils joined thousands of schools across the country by taking part to raise money to help Unicef protect millions of vulnerable children around the world.

In 2015, Day for Change is all about protecting children in emergencies. Whenever or wherever disaster strikes, Unicef responds rapidly to deliver life-saving food, medicine and water so children in danger get the help they need.

As part of ‘Day for Change’, all the pupils learnt about the lives of children in countries hit by natural disasters such as The Philippines and that our role as responsible members of society is to help others less fortunate than ourselves

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Superheroes for ‘Children in Need’!

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Well done to everyone who dressed up to raise money for Children In Need last Friday. You all looked fantastic dressed up as your heroes and you sang ‘God Only Knows!’ by The Beach Boys quite brilliantly!  A special congratulations to Year 3 and 4 who did a sponsored spelling test and to Year 5 and 6 who did a sponsored long distance run!

The cakes and biscuits made not only looked delicious but also tasted delicious and raised lots of extra money! Thank you to all the parents and families who dusted off their aprons and baked something to donate we are really really grateful for your support!

Tumi was the winner of the Pudsey bear money box with her guess of ‘Hebrew’  as Pudsey’s language talent – Mrs Buchanan chose a language randomly on Monday in assembly.

So…the money is still coming in ( by Friday please) but we have already raised well over £600!

Well Done Charles Dickens Primary!

Stars of the Week and Sports Relief total!

Congratulations to our Stars of the Week, our Friends of the Week and to the Blue Unicorns for being this week’s House Cup winners. A special well done to our three mathematicians who came fourth in the Southwark 24 Tournament and a huge thank you to all the fundraising you did for Sports Relief. Our Charity Champions added up the tallies from each class and worked out the astonishing total. You raised over £1000 with one star pupil raising £350 herself! Well done and thank you.

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