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St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School

“I have called you by your name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1

Tree of Life 2011

This year we will be raising money for MoPSA who are supporting the building of the Tree of Life school in Nairobi in Kenya. On Shrove Tuesday 2011, Fr Ken Payne, chairman of MoPSA, and Mr. Cullen and Mr. Sang came into school to tell us about the work of the Missionaries of the Poor and about the needs of the people in Kenya. It is very exciting to be involved in a school building project from the very start. At the moment the land where the school is to be built is barren.


Each class will be doing activities to raise money for the appeal.


Years 2 and 3W sold pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. They made £120! Well done to everyone who helped.


Events include:

Thursday 17th March:

6P St. Patrick's Day Cake Sale at lunchtime. This raised £31.80. Well done 6P!


Friday 18th March: How Many Sweets in a Jar? and Name The Teddy.
Year 2 and 3W will announce the winner of their 'Name The Teddy' and 'Guess How Many Sweets There Are In A Jar' competitions.


Tuesday 22nd March: 6P Milkshake Sale
Milkshakes were 30p each and came in three flavours: banana, strawberry and chocolate. This raised £38. Well done 6P!

Thursday 24th March: Reception Lucky Dip
Reception held a a lucky dip at lunchtime. It was a great success and raised £58. Well done Reception!


Friday 25th March: Year 4 Sportsmania!
The Year 4 Sportmania for MoPSA afternoon was an enormous success and raised £350! 

Tuesday 29th March: 6P Toy Sale
The Toy Sale was another great success and raised £50! Well done to the 6P organisers!

Wednesday 30th March: Year 1 and 3P Cake Sale
The cake sale went incredibly well. The children in years 1 and 3P sold £270 worth of beautiful cup cakes. Thank you very much to anyone who provided any of the cakes. They were delicious!

Thursday 31st March: Year 5 Multisports
Year 5 held their multisports afternoon and the sun shined! We await the grand total from Year 5.

Friday 1st April: Reception Sponsored Walk
Mrs. Catlow's Reception class will be doing a sponsored walk on Friday 1st April.


Monday 4th April: Y2 Skipathon
Year 2 trained for their Skipathon. They skipped 10 different ways and were sponsored for doing it! They raised an enormous amount of money through sponsorship. Fantastically done year 2!

Tuesday 5th April: KS1 Create and Paint
Children in Key Stage 1 were given the opportunity to create their own Easter decorations and paint their own Easter pictures at a 'Create and Paint' session led by the girls of 6P. £19.20 was raised.

Wednesday 6th April: 6P Obstacle Walk
6P did their own sponsored walk with a difference. Along the course set out around the field were obstacles for the children to negotiate including cargo nets, training tunnels, rugby ball dribbles, target throws and a dizzy dummy style weaving run!