Our Favourite Charities
Blue Cross for Pets
This is Dotty. The Willesborough Schools sponsor her.
We look forward to receiving regular updates from Blue Cross on how Dotty is doing.
The following is a brief statement from the Blue Cross for Pets website, explaining what they do:
"Pets are at the heart of everything we do. Each year, thousands of cats, dogs, small pets and horses turn to our animal hospitals, clinics and rehoming services for treatment and to find them the happy homes they deserve. Meanwhile, our Education and Behaviour Teams prepare future pet owners to take responsibility and look after their pets for life."
To find out more, please visit their website: https://www.bluecross.org.uk/
Pilgrims Hospice - Snow Dogs
Our Snowdog Has Arrived!
Our school has taken part in the Pilgrim’s Hospice Snowdog event. In the Autumn thirty-five giant snowdogs were be displayed across Ashford town. Each snowdog was designed and decorated by famous artists and designers. WIS received a special delivery of their very own smaller Snowdog. We designed and decorating our special snowdog and were proud to see it displayed for three months in Ashford shopping centre. WIS, our Snowdog is now back with us, taking pride of place in the entrance to our school. Our Snowdog raised £500 for the charity.
Please click the link below to view a presentation given by Pilgrims Hospice about the Snowdogs:
Our Snowdog has come home
After being displayed in Ashford town centre, our Snowdog has come back to it's forever home. It is standing very proudly just outside our school hall.
Our Harvest Collection
Thank you to all of the children and parents for their donations for the Ashford food bank.
We were very impressed with the amount of donations we received and the variety. The food we donated weighed 116 kilos and we received a letter of thanks which was shared with the children in assembly.
Cry In The Dark - Romania
Also, for more information, please take a look at the Cry in the Dark website: www.cryinthedark.org.
GUIDE DOG VISIT
Thanks to David Wilson Homes, our children have followed a guide dog puppy during its 20 month training course as they offered to sponsor the dog on our behalf.
Pupils will receive ‘pupdates’ and pictures of the young Labrador in training.
During her visit, Louise Banham, a Puppy Walker for Guide Dogs said;
My job is to prepare guide dog puppies for their working life by familiarising them with different environments including the home, town and public transport. They then go to a Mobility Team or Training School to learn guiding skills. Guide dogs are important for those who are visually impaired, giving them the freedom to live as Independently as possible.
It was a great experience for the children to meet Susie and her guide dog puppy and learn about how essential a guide dog’s work is. The children are very excited to be given the opportunity to be part of this project and look forward to receiving their ‘pupdates’ and photos.