Even with the terrible rain halfway through the fair, we still raised a fantastic £2481! Thank you to everyone who donated prizes, ran a stall on the day or simply came and enjoyed the event. A huge thanks also to the PTFA for giving up their time to organise a great day for all our families to enjoy.
I do also need to make a special mention of our fabulous Rainbow Choir. Just as they started to perform for the crowds, the heavens opened but they continued to sing through the downpour. Well done children- you made staff so proud!
Thank you, as usual, for your continued support.
Libby has been at a very special awards ceremony today for 100 Honourable heroes for fundraising for Birmingham Childrens Hospitals. She was shortlisted as a young fundraiser of the year.
Her dad and brothers are cycling 100 miles this year too to raise money.
Well done to our fabulous Birmingham Velo Team (6 of our parents and governors) for completing the 100 mile bike ride on Sunday. Together they have raised approximately £1000 for school. They proudly wore cycle tops designed by pupils in school. What a fantastic achievement by all which showed true team spirit, friendship and perseverance!
Hollies hiking and Imi’s biking ….
On 18 April five year old Hollie in class RP took on the challenge of walking the 16 miles from Wollaston to Birmingham children’s hospital and on 2 May nine year old Imogen in class 4M took on the challenge of riding her bike the 36 miles from Worcester to Birmingham children’s hospital.
This year both girls came up with their own challenges to raise money for the hospital that cared for Hollie when she needed urgent care undergoing two operations at five weeks old and again at two years old.
With lots of help from loyal family, friend’s and the support of complete strangers Hollie and Imogen have raised £1661 to date.
Thank you to everyone that entered our 2019 Velo Cake Bake Off. All of the cakes looked amazing with the ‘wheel’ theme incorporated into the design. The money raised from the sale after school will be split between Mary Stevens Hospice and school. Thank you for your continued support …..Mrs Sixsmith
Mrs Sixsmith, Mrs Mason and Mrs Williams were joined by three St James’s governors, Mrs Walters, Mr Salton and Mr Warren, and six other local teachers to visit Nepal during the Easter holidays. We trekked for three days to reach the remote village of Bung where we were invited to join the village in celebrating the opening of new classrooms in the village school. It was fantastic to see the new classrooms and couldn’t believe the difference between them and the old original rooms that had been used until recently.
St James’s and other local schools have been raising money for the past four years to sponsor one of the Classrooms in the Clouds teachers as well as raising over twenty thousand pounds towards the building of two early years classrooms. We also got to meet the Classrooms in the Clouds sponsored teachers again and talk to them about developments within their own teaching
The trip was an amazing experience for all involved and we were able to learn so much more about life in Nepal. We will be speaking to the children here at school about what it was like and showing lots of photos. Our plan is to continue to support Classrooms in the Clouds and we hope to welcome Dawa back to school when he visits England from Nepal in June 2019.
We are absolutely thrilled with the result of our recent SIAMs inspection (28th March 2019). Please see the report here. The children were wonderful during the inspection and made us very proud. Thank you for your continued support, in school and in also from the community.
Thank you ……Mrs Sixsmith