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Autumn and Harvest at CTJS

Enrichment Fortnight at College Town.

 

Attached at the bootm of this page is a poster giving you a flavour of our forthcoming Enrichment Fortnight. As you will see, the theme for this exciting project is ‘Community, Celebration and Culture.’

Parents and local businesses have kindly supported us to make this possible. Staff have also worked extremely hard in preparation to ensure that your children take part in enjoyable, stimulating and exciting activities.

For example we have arranged:

Miller’s Ark farm is coming in on Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st October.

An Experience of cooking, sharing and tasting traditional foods from Nepal, Africa and the United Kingdom.

Learning about Nepali culture and taking part in a traditional Nepalese Harvest dance.

An African Drumming assembly and workshops.

Tepee weaving

Clay poppy making

Planting bulbs around the grounds

An Art project linked to British Values

On Thursday 9th November, we shall be having a Cultural day and will be asking everyone to dress up in the colours of country that means something to them (eg green and yellow for South Africa ) or come in a traditional dress from their home country – eg Nepal.

This project will take the place of our traditional harvest festival; we believe that the opportunities for learning will be very enriching. If you are able to come in and help any day throughout the fortnight, please speak to your child’s classteacher. You will be most welcome. We will write to you again at the beginning of the next half term with any updates.

Harvest Gifts

Traditionally, we have distributed harvest gifts to Senior Citizens in the community. Last year we donated a large number of your gifts to the All Night Café in Camberley. They were very grateful for our support and were delighted that our last year’s Upper School Concert was linked to raising awareness of the plight of the Homeless. One of the organisers came to a performance and was moved by the children’s humorous, yet poignant portrayal of this situation.

We would like to support The All Night Café again and they have said that ANY of the following would be brilliant:

Fruit squash, white sugar, coffee, biscuits, cereals, tinned items such as tuna, hotdogs, meatballs, custard, spam, corned beef, fruit, chick peas, kidney beans sweetcorn.

Loo rolls, kitchen rolls, bin bags large food bags (sandwich type), handwash, cooking foil.

Cooking oil, long grain or easy cook rice, pasta, sauces jars and ketchups etc

We would welcome any donations from Monday 30th October onwards (please ensure that all goods are still in date). Carole, one of the organisers from the café will be coming in during our enrichment fortnight to talk to the children about the importance of supporting the local community and getting the children’s views.