Good Shepherd Catholic Primary, Coventry
The School Council went to an event with all the other school councils from the Romero Partnership last month. All of the school councils have again been challenged to raise funds for a charity and this year it is the Malawi Trust, a charity that supports three schools in Malawi that Cardinal Wiseman have helped for several years.
For our fundraising, we have planned two events. On Friday 4th December we are having a non-uniform day. The theme is WINTER – which could be something Christmas-y, ski gear, or just a wooly hat and gloves! Please bring in £1 or £1.50 per family, or even a bit extra if you like!
On Thursday 10th December we are going to have a Toy and Book Sale. However, we will need your help for this. Can you please bring in any unwanted books or toys in good condition that we can sell to raise money. Please don’t bring in anything broken or falling to bits though.
For remembrance day, Year 2 wrote some prayers remembering those who died in the world wars. We created artwork using paints, oil pastels and watercolours to make a poppy wreath.
For Remembrance Day, Year 4 wrote letters to the three soldiers from Good Shepherd who were killed in Afghanistan in 2009 and 2010. James Fullarton, Shaun Bush and Guy Mellors all attended Good Shepherd school and have a plaque in our memorial garden.
The Y4 children thought about how brave they were to give up their lives fighting for Britain. They wrote letters to the soldiers to say thank you.
Members of the Good Shepherd choir took part in a wonderfully moving ceremony at Coventry Cathedral on Saturday evening to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Coventry Blitz. A choir made up of almost 100 children from local schools sang, with our own Bronwen singing a beautiful solo on The White Cliffs of Dover. The event featured speeches from the Lord Mayor and the Bishop of Coventry, and the Duke of Kent was also in attendance.
A human chain of light and peace was featured during the 2 minute silence, where everyone shone a torch to remember the events of 14th November 1940. The cathedral was lit up inthe colours of the Frnech flag to pay respect to those affected by the terrible events in Paris over the weekend.
Gareth Withers, who organises our choir created this video to commemorate the event.
On Wednesday 11th November year 3 were learning about world war 1 as part of our work on British values. We were learning about the impact of this world war and why it's so important to remember.
In Class 1 we watched clips from the war and looked at photos of the soldiers in their trenches. We saw the poppies in the fields and in wreaths laid around statues with the dead soldier’s names on. In the morning we tried to do different sorts of writing about remembrance day.
In the afternoon we tried to make origami poppies, following instructions and also painted a poppy picture using finger paints. We had a go on the ipads drawing our own poppy pictures too, using the purple mash programme. We had a lovely day remembering the soldiers who have made our world a better place to live in