On Thursday, 28th September, Mr Winterton visited LBHS to talk to the Junior children about his job as a hand surgeon. He explained why hands are important to us and also gave the children some interesting facts, such as we have soft and looser skin on the back of our hands and the courser, tighter skin to grip with, on our palms. The children learnt that the single thumb is very important and without it, our hand would only function half as well as it can with a thumb.
Mr Winterton said that the best parts of his job included helping people and especially children, who need to have operations on their hands and he also loves wearing funny hats in surgery – they are much more interesting than the normal blue surgical hats!
The children asked some very good questions and Lottie and Arthur were very proud to hear their Dad speak to the School.
Thank you to Mr Winterton for giving his time to come and speak to us all. We really enjoyed it!
If any parents would like to come into School and talk to the children about your job or hobbies then please contact me via the Office.
Mrs Bruce – Head of Upper Juniors
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our hugely successful Harvest collection. On the day we gathered an amazing 1530 KG of produce. All the pupils enjoyed a special assembly where they gave thanks for the Harvest and sang wonderful themed songs.
The pupils were also treated to a visit from Dave Baguely, the CEO of the Urban Outreach Charity. He told us that we are the largest school contributor to his charity and our generosity genuinely helps to change the lives of people who are a lot less fortunate than ourselves. He also informed us that the Queen had recently awarded the charity a special medal of recogniton for all their good work. If you would like to learn more about how we have helped please visit www.urbanoutreach.co.uk
Please be aware that our other charitable events this Term are: the Rotary Christmas shoebox appeal (providing presents for poor Eastern European children) to be launched soon, and the Children in Need appeal in November.
Thank you again for your kindness, it is much appreciated.
Mr D Slade – Deputy Headmaster
Pupils and parents are reminded that on Tuesday, 26th September we will be celebrating Harvest Festival. On the day we will be holding assemblies across the School and reflecting upon how we can help those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
Early Years & Infant pupils – please deliver your donation to the Gymnasium from 8.10am (a parent helper will be required).
Juniors – please take your donation to your classroom and put on your desk.
As in previous years, and as mentioned in my letter of last week, we will be grateful for donations of produce – preferably in robust boxes. All the produce will be donated to our good friends at the Bolton based Urban Outreach Project.
As you will be aware, last year we collected over 1700 kg of produce, this helped lots of people! Our contribution really made a difference and this year we hope to break our record again, please help!
Below you can find out more. Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.
Mr D Slade – Deputy Headmaster
Winter Watch provides homeless people with food, clothing, showers and advice on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings between January and March. Each evening is staffed by volunteers. The café is based at our Urban Restore Centre.
Storehouse is Bolton’s food bank and distribution project, providing emergency food parcels to individuals and families who find themselves in need of help due to illness, debts, benefit delays, homelessness, domestic abuse, redundancy or family breakdown. The food bank is open for collection by voucher holders on Tuesday mornings. Older people, those with mobility issues, or single parents and carers with young children receive a delivery on Monday evenings.
Recently we received a lovely update from Mombasa, Kenya. You will recall, we held a fundraising day last year in aid of Destiny Garden School. We managed to raise an amazing £744.67! It is clear from the letter and the photographs that our generosity has made a great deal of difference to the lives of the children at Destiny.
Destiny Garden School wrote:-
Dear Teachers and Students at the Lady Barn House School,
The School Director, Mr. Jacob Boaz, the staff and the children of Destiny Garden School would wish to express their sincere gratitude for your enormous help. On behalf of the school, I would like to thank you for your generous donation to support our lunch programme and acquire much needed text books.
Part of the funds, 76,624 Kenyan Shillings, enabled us to buy lunches last term for all our 470 children for two weeks. The lunch programme is a core factor in the operations of Destiny Garden School by encouraging pupils to attend school as many parents and guardians find it difficult to feed their families. The program now guarantees the children a decent meal during the day and this helps us to keep them at school and most importantly give them quality education.
I am attaching some lunch photos. On this day, the children were having Ugali and Green Grams. It is one of the meals the children look forward to. Ugali, a Kenyan staple, has become increasing rare in home tables due to high Maize prices in the markets. However, thanks to the DGS Feeding Programme, we are able to succeed in our supplies. We have consistently had Ugali meals throughout the term despite the shortage, although at an extra cost. For that we are grateful to the efforts Lady Barn School has made to ensure we achieve this.
The additional funds of 22,610 Kenyan Shillings provided much needed Text Books in the Nursery School wing. The teachers and pupils were delighted with the new arrival of books. I am also attaching some photos of these.
We are very grateful for your support and look forward to hearing from you again in future.
Destiny Garden School
On behalf of Lady Barn, thank you to everyone who contributed to this appeal, thank you to Ben and Amelia – who forwarded the idea and finally, well done Lady Barn!
Our next charitable activity will be our Harvest Festival on Tuesday, 26th September – in aid of the Urban Outreach Project, Bolton.
Mr D Slade – Deputy Headmaster
We hope that everyone enjoyed their holidays and are refreshed and ready for the new academic year. Please be reminded that the new term commences on Wednesday, 6th September – Breakfast Club will be open from 7.45am. If you are planning to use After School Care please book in advance.