World Downs Syndrome Day

 

Court Fields School recently supported World Downs Syndrome Day by raising money for Ups and Downs, a local charity that supports young people with Downs Syndrome.

The whole school took part in several events including a cake sale, chocolate raffle and wearing jazzy/colourful socks to school.

Mrs Lyn Hopkins spearheaded the event, with the assistance of Katie O’Connor, Molly James-Stock and Anita Seabourne, who also produced presentations that were shared in tutor time which raised awareness of Downs Syndrome amongst the students. Due to their hard work and the generosity of the students, nearly £270 was raised for the charity. Many thanks to all who took part.

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Madagascar Week

Madagascar’s Got Talent

Last Wednesday evening a packed school hall was treated to an amazing amount of talent, brought to us by students at Court Fields. The acts were mostly vocal, and Daisy Gatling did a beautiful rendition of Under the Sea on her clarinet, which received huge applause.

Micaela Sellick and Isaac Jones sang and danced their way through Count on Me, Shannon Keeble and Leah Fudge sang accapela versions of Take Me Home and Someone like You. Haegan Power, Caitlin Baker, Ashley Payne, and Kaitlin Rood all sang with their heart
s and souls, receiving some great feedback from the 4 judges. The runners up were Chris Coupe and Josie Owen who did a beautiful version of Dancing on My Own, and the very deserving winner of the night was Alicia Hayes, who reduced some of the audience to tears with her rendition of When We Were Young, a truly memorable performance.

The evening raised over £450 which will go towards the school that is being built in Madagascar.

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Alicia Hayes – Winner of Madagascar’s got talent Chris Coupe and Josie Owen

Madagascar Week

Students at Court Fields School have been busy fundraising all week for Madagascar.  They have organised a range of activities in order to raise as much money as possible to fund a primary school in Madagascar. Madagascar’s Got Talent was held on Wednesday and unfortunately the annual sponsored walk had to be cancelled due to the weather. It will now be held on Wednesday April 27th after school. During the week there were cake sales, raffles, a non uniform day and a penny jar collection which produced an amazing £1500 in one week!

The money which we have raised over the past few years now amounts to over £13,000.  We have provided three safe clean water projects to one school and two villages, helping several hundred people.  Thank you to all students, parents, staff and people of Wellington who have supported us in this very worthy cause.  Our aim now provide enough money to build a primary school.  Hopefully the primary school will be complete this summer. This is when our group of eight students who are going on expedition to Madagascar will be able to visit the school.

Thank you for all your support and hard work!

If anyone would like to help or support us in anyway please contact is school.

 

Children in need

Friday 13th November was Children in need day at Court Fields.  All the students wore non uniform and brought in a pound for Children in need.  A wide variety of fundraising activities were on offer including a cake sale at break time, leg waxing, face painting, a sponsored silence and several sporting challenges. Highlights of the day included Ms Bennett wearing her Pudsey ears for the day and Sam Taylor getting both his legs waxed.

So far an amazing £865.00 has been raised by the students. Well done!

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Madagascar Week

Thank you to all students, parents and staff who supported our Madagascar Week last week. Everyone has managed to raise over £1,600 and the money is still coming in!

During the week each house took it in turns to fundraise. We had cake sales, sponge the teacher, face painting plus lots of different competitions throughout the week.Monument walk

On Wednesday we held a Madagascar’s Got Talent Show with Micaela Sellick and Isaac Jones winning the competition singing ‘Grenade’. The show raised the amazing amount of £400! We finished the week with over 30 students and several staff taking part in the sponsored walk to the monument and back, carrying bricks and planks of wood. This is how children often have to walk to school each day using the bricks and wood as a seat or desk when they arrive.

We are very confident with everyone helping and hard work we will be able to raise the £10,000 needed to build a school in Madagascar. This will make a massive difference to the people of Madagascar and add to the three water projects we have already put in.

Children in Need

On November 14th Court Fields students enjoyed wearing spotty clothes and Pudsey ears to raise money for Children in Need.  The school raised an impressive £901.83 with some monies still coming in.  Students  Aaron Fearnhead, Oliver Stewart and Jenna Martin raised money through a  sponsored silence which they all found incredibly hard!  Georgia McGrath and Shaella Power spent the day tied together hobbling around in their three legged effort to raise much needed cash.  As always students and staff put on a fabulous cake stall full of cup cakes and brownies which were  cleared with gusto at break time!

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Picture:  Jenna Martin, Georgia McGrath, Shaella Power, Aaron Fearnhead, Oliver Stewart

Charity cycle event

Charity Fund Raiser for Madagascar

The “Madder Gasper” is a 50 km Cycle ride to Tiverton and back from Court Fields School.

The event will take place on Sunday 29th June at 9.30 and will use country roads and the canal path.

£5 minimum sponsorship for entry.

Open to students, parents and members of the community.

Entry forms are available from the school office, please return to Mr Alfano by 23/6/14.

Phillippines fundraiser

RB7 and TO5 held a cake sale in aid of the Phillippines appeal.  We have had an amazing response and manged to raise £88!  Thank you to everyone who made cakes, helped selling and of course thank you to everyone who bought cakes!

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Supporting Charities

Madagascar

Well done and a big thank you to all the students, parents and staff who supported our Madagascar Week, 22nd – 26th April. Everyone has managed to raise over £3,166 and the money is still coming in! During the week each house took it in turns to fund raise. There were cake sales, sponge the teacher, lots of different competitions, leg waxing, face painting and lots more various sponsored events during the week including Mr Taylor having his head shaved and Mr Saunders who ran the Taunton half marathon and raised about £120. Mr Saunders said it was an enjoyable experience but next time he would like to train a bit harder for it, and finish under 2 hours.

It all finished on Friday with 30 students and 8 staff taking part in a sponsored walk to the Monument and back, carrying bricks and planks of wood. This is how children in Madagascar often walk to school every day using the bricks and wood as a seat or desk when they arrive.
We are very confident that we will reach our £2000 target by the end of the term. At the moment with all the fundraising we have done since September we are just under £2,000! This will make a massive difference to the people and children in Madagascar and will be able to pay for toilets to be put into a school!

Cancer Research UK

On the 10th – 11th of May my family and family friends are going to do the three peaks challenge, this is where you climb the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales. The plan is to start at 5pm on Friday and finish at 5pm on Saturday. We are doing this to raise money for Cancer Research UK and hope to raise £1000 between us. If you would like to sponsor us please go to: JustGiving.com/bowler-3-peaks. All sponsors are greatly appreciated.
Many thanks Harvey Bowler T04

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