Sunday, 10 February 2013

Forthcoming events

After January's planning meeting was cancelled because of bad weather, we finally met on 4th February to discuss fund-raising ideas for the spring term and beyond. We have two main events coming up:

Easter Bake 'n' Take
This will be on Tuesday 12th March at 3 p.m. in the Community Café. Home baking is what makes this event so successful, so if you are able to contribute to this, please let us know!

Channel Challenge Sponsored Swim
This sponsored swim will take place over a period of 10 weeks, from 23rd March until 2nd June. The aim is for pupils, parents and staff to swim at least 44 miles - which is the equivalent distance of swimming the English Channel and back! People are free to swim any distance (from 1 length to as many miles as they are capable of achieving) whenever it is convenient for them to do so during that period. They 'sign up' to a distance (so that I can collate how far we have swum in total) and collect a sponsor form and then go ahead with their swimming and bring in their sponsor monies by Friday 7th June at the latest. Hopefully, this will raise lots of money for the school, will help us all to keep fit and will be a fun way of finding out how far Hope House School can swim around the world! (I am quite convinced we will be able to accumulate more than 44 miles between us!)

Our first mile has been pledged (congratulations to Sam Clee on being the first person to return his form!) and hopefully by the end of the next half-term, we will know how many miles we are aiming for! If you can't join in the actual swimming, please consider sponsoring someone and helping us to raise lots of money for school funds.

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