Fundraising for Christie’s

Every year in the Autumn term, our School Council chooses charities to support. These charities are chosen by the children, who have to give presentations to explain why their chosen charity should be supported. The Council then decide from this selection which charities they would like to  support for the coming year.

As one of their charities, last year’s School Council chose the Christie, the leading cancer hospital in Manchester. Last year we took part in a Spellathon and non-uniform days to raise money.

This week, Howard from the Christie came into school so we could present the money we have raised, which is a total of £1,515. He told Key Stage 2 all about the Christie’s current work on proton beam therapy, which is what the money we have raised will be going towards.

Thank you so much to everybody who supported our fundraising efforts last year, and who continue to support us this year. Well done, Oxford Grove!

 

Readathon

On Monday we are starting to raise money for Readathon to provide books and authors for children who are in hospital. You need to read as many books as you can, whenever you can, wherever you can and ask your family and friends to sponsor you! Remember that you can read books, magazines, newspapers and also read online by using Bug Club. Every little helps. Sponsor money will be collected in on the 16th January so you have all over the Christmas holidays to do this too and to raise as much money as we can. Good luck Oxford Grove!

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Reading for Pleasure Fundraising Day

Today has been our reading for pleasure fundraising day!

All of the children have had the opportunity to come to school in their pyjamas and bring their teddy bears and favourite books for a ‘bedtime stories’ theme.

Each class has been working very hard in order to learn a poem off by heart. We got together in our key stages to perform the poems to other classes.

As part of our reading for pleasure, each person brought in £1 contribution for one of our charities, Stoke Association. Mr Smith from the Stoke Association came into school to do some awareness work with Years 5 and 6, and the School Council gave him all the money we raised.

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Please visit our individual class blogs to see more information and photos about our reading for pleasure day.

 

Fundraising for Freya

At Oxford Grove, we are immensely proud of all our children with their wide range of talents, interests and abilities.

Picture215Outside of school, Freya in Year 4S takes part in a cheerleading club run by Bolton Gymnastics Club. Her team have been incredibly successful, winning the UK National Cheerleading Championships to become National Champions. They now have the unique opportunity to travel to Slovenia to take part in the European Cheerleading Championship!

As Freya’s team is now fundraising to raise money in order to take them to Slovenia, our School Council decided to hold a non-uniform day on Friday 13th May.

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We raised £330 altogether, and the cheque was presented to Freya’s mum in assembly this morning. The cheque will be passed on to Bolton Gymnastics Club to help towards the costs of cheerleading uniforms and travel to the international competition.

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Spellathon Superstars!

Well done, Oxford Grove! You have raised over a whopping total of £1913.50 for our School Council charities for your Spellathon! Amazing effort!

Thank you again to all parents and family friends who sponsored the children.

Today, the children who got 100% in their Spellathon tests got their certificates, pencils and Headteacher award stickers.

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Everybody has received a Spellathon sticker for taking part – well done!

 

FUNDA Friends

Year 5 and 6 were asked if they wanted to apply for a FUNDA playtime leader role. This role means that they would be working alongside Coach Matt on the Key Stage 1 Yard. They will help Key Stage 1 children to take part in sports activities and keep safe on the playground.

The children who applied, were asked to attend an interview with Coach Matt and myself today.

They were preparing as they queued up…..

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Some children were very nervous……

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Even Miss Strickland came to talk to the candiates …

Thank you Miss Strickland for your wonderful advice!

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Well done to all children who took part!

Coach Matt was very impressed!

I will tell you tomorrow if you were successful.

Thank you Miss Stockton