News Flash



9th November 2017

Dear Mums, Dads and Carers

As you may already know, Monday 13th November is the start of this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal Week.  On Tuesday 14th November we will holding a non-uniform day ‘Tuesday Shoesday’ and would like to invite the children to come to school with wellie boots for playtime and slippers for in school.  We would also like the children to wear spots (spotty tops, ties, hats scarves, hairbands etc. – please do not buy any items especially for the day –be creative and make your own spotty badge or accessory maybe) in exchange for a donation to the charity. All coins will be placed on a giant drawing of a wellie boot on the playground – we hope to completely cover it!  We are celebrating the day earlier because we are expecting a special visitor to St Benedict’s on Wednesday 15th November.

BBC Somerset Breakfast Show presenter, Claire Carter, is attempting her biggest and toughest challenge yet for BBC Children in Need by walking 75 miles in 5 days wearing wellington boots!  As part of ‘The Great Wellington Walk’ Claire, and Pudsey, plan to pop in to school on Wednesday 15th November to collect the donations.

Claire’s walk will be covered on the radio, on television, on social media and online so that you can follow her progress.  Please advise the school office in writing if you do not want your child’s image to appear in any media.

 As the round pound coins have now gone out of circulation please check to see if you have any lying around and  put them to good use by donating them to BBC Children in Need.  Your donations will help support disadvantaged young people across the UK.

Let’s make a big difference to the lives of children throughout the UK.

Thank you for your continued support.

Steve Gumm