Our Favourite Charities
Pilgrims Hospice - Snow Dogs
Our Snowdog Has Arrived!
Our school is taking part in the Pilgrim’s Hospice Snowdog event. In the Autumn thirty-five giant snowdogs will be displayed across Ashford town. Each snowdog will be designed and decorated by famous artists and designers. WIS received a special delivery of their very own smaller Snowdog. We will be designing and decorating our special snowdog and these too will be displayed around Ashford. Once the exhibition is complete, we will be given back our snowdog to keep forever. We are being asked to raise money for the Pilgrim’s hospice and there will be some little fundraising projects over the next few weeks . If you would like to donate a small amount towards this amazing charity you can do so by dropping some coins in the buckets displayed in the entrance of both schools.
Please click the link below to view a presentation given by Pilgrims Hospice about the Snowdogs:
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 a David Wilson Homes, our children will get the chance to follow a guide dog puppy during its 20 month training course as they have offered to sponsor the dog on our behalf.
Pupils will receive ‘pupdates’ and pictures of the young Labrador in training, which is yet to be chosen.
The children were treated to a special assembly on the 21st March 2017 where they received a talk from Puppy Walker Susie New with puppy Noah, along with Guide Dog Owner Kim Kirtley and guide dog Gold.
The project is part of an ongoing programme of engagement between the charity, the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, and David Wilson Homes, whose logo features a Golden Retriever.
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.