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- Remembrance Day 2015
- Shoebox Appeal
- Send My Friend to mSchool
- Harvest Festival October 2015
- Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog 3 November
- Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog 15 October 2015
- Can we kick it? Yes we can!
- Reading With Granparents October 2015
- Reading With Parents
- Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog 8 October 2015
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Remembrance Day 2015
Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day.
Lest We Forget
Remembering all those who have made sacrifices especially those who gave their lives,
so that the rest of us could live in freedom.
We collected shoeboxes filled with toys for the Honeypot Shoebox Appeal. Since 1996 Honeypot has been working to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and young carers, aged 5 – 12 years old. They are the only charity in the UK to provide respite breaks and on-going outreach support throughout a child’s formative years. Honeypot gives young carers a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provides a safe, nurturing environment where children at risk can develop their full potential. This year we collected over 50 shoe boxes which is incredible. Well done everyone!
Send My Friend to mSchool
At the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders agreed a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequalityand injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.The SDGs, otherwise known as the Global Goals, build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The MDGs, adopted in 2000, aimed at an array of issues that included slashing poverty, hunger, disease, gender inequality, and access to water and sanitation. Enormous progress has been made on the MDGs, showing the value of a unifying agenda underpinned by goals and targets.
Despite this success, the job is only half done...
So, we wrote to David Cameron to remind him of his goals. We took this even further and year 6 baked cakes, which we then sold to help raise money towards providing resources for a school in Africa. We can make a difference!
Harvest Festival October 2015
We set ourselves a goal this Harvest to donate 300 items to Teswood Baptist Church for their Basics Bank.Through this initiative they look to support families practically by providing emergency groceries. The bad news is that we never collected 300 items but the good news is that we managed to collect 483 items. Thank you so much to everone who donated items of food your generosity is truly apprecoiated and will make a difference to someone else in a time of crisis. Next year we are aiming for 600 items!
Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog 3 November
Murphy our Reading Dog's Blog 15 October 2015
Can we kick it? Yes we can!
With an earlier tournament against week’s tough cup fixture against a strong Orchard team yielding little success, the team could have been forgiven for approaching tonight’s matches with little confidence. However, much to coach Ray King’s delight, the team stepped forward, fully focussed on the challenges ahead.
First up, Freemantle. A free-flowing game that saw two evenly matched teams both share good chances was heading for nil-nil and a share of the spoils when in the last minute, a clever flick from the ever impressive Sam, saw Toby clean through on goal.
Whether it was the onrushing keeper or the exhaustion of the lung bursting runs he had made all game, Toby narrowly shot wide and the match ultimately ended goalless. A point however had been gained and a clean sheet was certainly something to be pleased with.
Defensively, Calmore were looking mighty strong with Brandon looking in unbeatable form in goal while Cole and Callum more than ably marshalled the backline, stamping out any threat of an attack through a combination of tough tackling and clever reading of the game.
With King looking to build on such a steady start, he stuck with the same starting line-up for the second game - Sam
playing the unfamiliar role of lone striker who would look to use his vision and sweet right foot to play in the ever willing runners of Riley, Toby and the impressive Tristan.
As the game got underway, it was clear to see that the opposition were a well drilled group of talented players and it was not long before the reds indeed took the lead with a calm finish beyond the helpless Brandon. Calmore now found themselves in the all too familiar position of being a goal down.
Today however, was going to be different. The team would not give up. It would not be beaten. Not this time...
Toby was enjoying ore and more space on the left of midfield and a clever layoff from Sam saw the Calmore number 8 shoot just over with a curling effort from the edge of the area. Calmore were looking dangerous.
Skipper of the team, Matt, had been given instructions to run from deep and join in the attacks whenever possible and that is exactly what he did midway through the match.
Sam, receiving the ball with his back to goal, played in Riley whose direct running and incisive cross from the right was met perfectly by the captain who calmly slotted the ball beneath the Mansel keeper’s desperate dive.
Matt, his teammates and the Calmore support were understandably elated with this response... but the boys weren’t finished there.
With time ticking down, another break saw Sam again receive the ball, this time near the right corner flag. Confidently, he turned the defender one way then the next beating his man before cutting to the by-line.
The angle for a shot was now too tight so with the deftest of touches, Sam pulled the ball back behind all opposition defenders to Riley who was sprinting into the area in support of his teammate. With a crisp strike, Riley hammered the ball high into the now unguarded net! 2-1 and barely any time for a shell-shocked Mansel to respond.
Respond they did however, and if it had not been for a few last ditch tackles from Cole and Callum and superb keeping from Brandon, the celebrations that met the final whistle would have been tinged with disappointment.
Today’s results will see Calmore go into the winter break riding high in the league and full of confidence, ready to go again in February. It was a fantastic performance and one that will live long in the memory of those who were there to see it.