On Thursday, all of the children in Key Stage 2 took part in a 5K Trek across Arundel Park to raise money for FEAST India (For Education and Social Transformation).
We set off from St Philip’s after lunch and headed towards Hiorne tower, down into the park towards Swanbourne lake, and back up to the school through the High Street. The children managed the walk in an hour and a half. The children were then greeted back at the school by the Key Stage One children who waved banner and cheered them on.
We have previously raised money for FEAST India during our Deanery Advent fundraising. We are hoping to raise enough money to build a house for the neediest people in India.
A huge thank you to all the parents, grandparents, staff and helpers who came on the walk and to Gill Farquharson and Jayne Scrimgeour from the FEAST Charity who came along on the walk on the day.
St Philip’s were very blessed to receive a visit from Pastor Hugo on Tuesday morning. Pastor Hugo van Driel has been involved in Yapton Free Church since 1991. The children really love hearing the exciting ways he tells Bible stories, does quizzes with them about Jesus and teaches them songs with actions that they can join along with. They also really enjoy listening to him playing guitar and singing the songs that he teaches them.
The month of May is a special time for us to pay homage to our Blessed Mother Mary. This month we have been running ‘Rosary Club’ during lunchtimes where our R.E Ambassadors have been teaching the other children in the school how to pray the Rosary. It has been a lovely time to watch the older children in our school share their faith and knowledge with the younger pupils. As well as Rosary Club, each prayer focus in our school has a special blue candle to remind us to keep Mary in our prayers.
Last week we had some eggs delivered to our school. We kept them in an incubator until they hatched and we now have four beautiful little ducklings. Reception Class have been learning about ducklings and caring for them this week with Mrs Lloyd taking them home at the weekend to look after them.
All of the classes in the school have had the chance to go down and visit the ducks and have really enjoyed doing so. We have the ducklings until the end of the week when they will be taken to their new home on a farm in East Wittering. The children will receive letters from the ducks letting them know how they are getting on at the farm .