You may have read that the Government is issuing vouchers at Christmas under its Winter Grant Scheme to all parents who are entitled to claim free school meals for their children. DON’T MISS OUT on your voucher if you are eligible to claim free school meals. You can do it online at www.telford.gov.uk/FSM or ask at the school office for a form.
This week I have been approached by the village Rotary Club about supporting the Purple4Polio campaign. Rotary’s pledge for a polio free world was made in 1985 where 125 polio endemic countries where experiencing hundreds of new cases every single day. For over 35 years, The Purple4Polio campaign in Great Britain and Ireland is to raise funds to end polio now. When a child receives their life saving polio drops in one of the countries that is at risk their little finger is painted with purple dye so it is clear they have received their life saving vaccine. To raise awareness of this we will be asking children to come to school on Friday 23rd October dressed in purple or mufti with some purple represented on their outfit and on that day we will be planting purple crocus bulbs in the school quiet garden to help us remember the global challenges some countries are faced with. We ask for a voluntary donation of £1 on this day to help the cause.