Wear Amber and Claret Day

Today we asked everyone to bring in £1 to wear Amber and Claret for the day. We were raising money for the Plastic Surgery and Burns Research Unit (PSBRU) founded by Prof. David Sharpe following the fire disaster at Bradford City Football Club’s home ground, Valley Parade.

We would like to thank everybody who brought in their £1. We raised a total of £465!

Everybody at St John’s is very grateful to Brooke in Year 3 for her suggestion to raise money for this worthy charity.

Have a look at our photography below of Key Stage Two in their non-uniform Amber and Claret.

School Council litter pick

This morning, just after assembly, eight School Councillors from KS1 and KS2 worked with Mr Woodcock and Mr Knight to tidy up the entrance to our school. The small patch of ground just outside of our school had been identified as untidy by a child in KS2. They had suggested to Callum and Rose, our Head Boy and Head Girl, that some school councillors could tidy it up. Not wanting to disappoint, the school council leapt into action and took some direct action.

Have a look at the before and after photos to see the difference they have made!

Red Nose Day With St John’s!

St John’s today had a successful Red Nose Day with lots of funny faces and red noses hanging about. The children were all dressed in red clothes. A huge thank you to the school councillors (including myself) for coming to school at 8:15 to raise money in the morning and staying at school until 3:30 the raise money after school. Thank you to all of the parents and children who donated to red nose day funds at school as it makes a massive difference to the comic relief funds, and remember, every penny that you have donated today is another penny as the UK Government are going to double the money that we have raised today. Even if you didn’t donate to us today thank you as well for coming in in red clothes and if you bought an red nose any where that’s still money donated. Once again a big thank you to the school councillors and everyone else who contributed today to red nose day.

 

By Reporter Charlie, Year 4 Hawthorn

 

 

£470 raised for the British Heart Foundation

Democracy in Action!

As parents and visitors left our Christmas Nativity performances they were asked to contribute to our silver collection. We raised an impressive £440!
As part of our assembly theme this week, we have been learning about inspirational Christians. Today we learnt about Martin Luther-King and the changes he helped to bring in America. We read through one of the prayers he shared with his congregation.

As a result, we learnt about the importance of a democracy and linked this to our own School Council. As the children left assembly, they each placed a counter into a ballot box to decide whether we should donate the money to Marie Curie Cancer Care, Leeds Children’s Hospital or to buy a defibrillator for our school. The counters were counted:

Leeds Children’s Hospital – 84 counters
Defibrillator for school – 123 counters
Marie Curie Cancer Care – 152 counters

Democracy in action!

Here is the prayer we shared in assembly, written by Martin Luther-King himself:

‘God, grant that we take on the struggle with dignity and discipline. May all who suffer in this world reject violence and choose the method that seeks to redeem.

Grant that we will follow you and become so committed to your way and your kingdom that we will be able to establish in our lives and in this world a kingdom of understanding, where men and women will live together respecting the dignity and worth of every human being. In the name and spirit of Jesus. Amen.’