You would have heard that the bushfires in Australia have ravaged at least 4 million hectares of land. This has included the loss of 500 million animals/creatures (and it's rising) and at least 8000 koalas in NSW alone (1/3 of the their population).
As a result of an assembly in the first week of term, the children have decided they want to fundraise for the catastrophe and we are going to sponsor koalas alongside donating to the bushfire appeal.
Sunday 26th January is Australia day so on Monday 27th January, we are going to have a mufti day amongst other Aussie linked activities. For the mufti day, we want children to come in Australian colours (green/gold; red/white/blue) or as an “Aussie”, or famous Australian or Australian animal! (Teachers will be speaking with classes about ideas). We are asking children to donate a minimum of £1.
We are creating a “Hands of Hope” display where every child and adult in school will paint their handprint in an Aboriginal style for display in our main reception area.
We are trying to get as many UK school as possible to participate and so far we have at least 12! click here for our Twitter post
After school we are having a sausage sizzle in the rear main playground. Any offers of help will be gratefully received! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sausage_sizzle
There will be two competitions due on the Monday (children to complete at home).
1. Australian themed baking competition – think traditional Australian cakes/desserts like Anzac biscuits, lamingtons OR Australian themed e.g. koala cake! 50p entryclick here for recipe ideas
2. Awesome Aussie Animals art competition - design and decorate animals that can be put on the Hands of Hope display
I have been truly touched by the children's ideas and suggestions and it makes me even prouder to be the Headteacher of this fabulous school.