Operation Christmas Child
Every year Cedar Hall supports the wonderful organisation, Samaritan’s Purse. This is an international relief and development organisation that works through local churches to proclaim and demonstrate the love of God amongst communities in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Operation Christmas Child is one of their initiatives, that thousands of churches, schools and businesses across the UK and Ireland become part of. The idea is to collect together various items to pack into a shoebox (this can be anything that a child may like to receive such as a small toy, pencils and even basic things such as a toothbrush or comb). Once packed the shoebox is delivered to a local drop off point ready to be shipped abroad. We were very proud of our collection of shoeboxes for this very worthy cause.
Grassroots Soccer Academy
Craig Durussel who is the head coach from Grassroots Soccer Academy attended an assembly recently to present the school with a fundraising cheque. He informed us that this year the Community Shield Tournament had raised an outstanding £1,340.07. The shield winners were; U11 Bowers & Pitsea, U10 Hawkwell Athletic, U9 Hullbridge Sports and U8 South Woodham Ferrers. Cedar Hall would like to say a huge thank you to Craig and everyone else who made this possible. The donation will go towards enhancing the pupils’ lives and will go towards covering the costs of horse riding for Middle school children.
Two representatives from The Storehouse, a local charity for the homeless and those in need, attended our Harvest Assembly and were presented with a fabulous selection of donated items. They talked to us about the great work that their charity does and showed us some very interesting pictures. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who donated and helped for this wonderful cause.
On Monday 9th July we started our Enrichment week which consisted of lots of different activities around the school for pupils to try. We had Spanish dancing, Brazilian Carnival Music, rocket making and a circus skills workshop to name but a few. As you can see from the photos below it was a very enjoyable week.
Jack Petchey Leader Award
Every year we present the Jack Petchey Leader Award to a member of staff or volunteer at the school who has 'gone that extra mile' to support the pupils at our school. This year we were pleased to announce the winner..........Margaret Bowden. Mr Maxwell presented Margaret with the award to recognise the many years of voluntary work she has done at Cedar Hall. Margaret joined GB for a class celebration in which she was given a framed certificate and a medallion. A huge thank you goes out to her for all of the support she has provided to pupils and staff at the school.
New Arrival at Cedar Hall!
On Wednesday 6th June, Luke in GB class , Mr Sankey, Mrs Dabbs and Miss Gothard went to Wiltons pet shop to pick up the newest recruit to the Cedar Hall animal club. Luke Austin had won the Jack Petchy award last term and wanted to spend his prize money on an animal to replace Maya our bearded dragon that passed away recently.
So........ meet Austin (or Austina if it happens to be a girl!) a four month old Horsefield tortoise. Isn't he/she cute?! In one of the photos you can see Luke met another tortoise who would set you back £1000 pounds if you wanted to buy him!!!!
Come into the science room during animal club at lunchtime if you want to hold him/her.
Prostate Cancer Fundraising
This term the whole school have been supporting a charity for Prostate Cancer. Mrs Buttigieg and Mr Martin have held a variety of events at school which has enabled us to raise a huge amount of money. The total currently stands at £1000! We are extrememly proud of this and our fundraising still continues. If anybody would like to contribute please visit Mr Martin's Just Giving page - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paulmartin77
Mrs Buttigieg held a fantastic bric a brac sale for pupils and staff to visit which proved very popular (see picture below). Mr Martin will be completing a charity bike ride in the next few weeks and in the picture below he is wearing the shirt he will wear on the ride. Many thanks to all of his sponsors.
Sports Relief 2018
Once again this year the school took part in some activities for Sports Relief. Pupils collected names of friends and family who were willing to sponsor them to run a mile. The run took place around the school grounds with many pupils running more than a mile! Lots of money was raised and great fun was had by all. A huge thank you to all those sponsors out there!
Jack Petchey Award
Jack Petchey Award Winners - Summer 2018
The two winners for the Summer Term were announced at our end of term Summer assembly.
The first winner was Matthew who is now in his final year and will be sorely missed. Staff and pupils voted for Matthew as he has been working incredibly hard on improving his behaviour and attitude around the school. He had made fantastic progress with this and staff feel that he deserves recognition for how far he has come. He has matured a great deal and now has a great attitude towards his school work.
The second winner was Grace who always works hard and remains focused in her lessons despite distractions that may be going on around her. She always has a very positive attitude and is a fantastic role model to her peers. She deserves recognition for her consistent excellent approach to her school work. A huge well done to both of these pupils who will now be deciding how to spend their £250 winnings around the school.
Fellowship Afloat 2018
The annual residential trip to Fellowship Afloat took place again this year. Lots of pupils who had never been before attended and had lots of fun. There were some great activities on offer such as, the high ropes, sailing, canoeing, crabbing, archery and even a visit to the zoo!