Courage in Action #Adventureman
In Worship, at the start of the week, we looked to a modern day hero who has shown a tremendous amount of courage to help raise money for sick children. He is an inspirational individual who has raised thousands of pounds by pushing himself to the limits and having the courage to take risks. Some of his accomplishments include running across America and Canada and most recently beating the World Record for running the furthest, on a treadmill over 7 days. He ran over 517 miles!
We talked about different types of courage and when we can show it in every day life. The pupils were great at coming up with times that they have shown courage.
If you would like to know more about Jamie McDonald’s Superhero foundation then here is the link to the website.
We have had some really good news in relation to funding. First of all Bells Foundation awarded us £500 towards our trip to the Imperial War Museum in September. Vice Chair, Mr Keith Morgan, came and presented us with a cheque and also gave us a lesson in Forest Dialect. He has written many poems and Willow are learning one of them to recite at our annual garden party in July.
In addition to this, I applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant to undertake a research project about the Impact of War on Clearwell, similar to our current project, “100 years in Clearwell.” We found out this week that we have been successful in receiving the £8,800 grant. I am so excited about planning this project with the children.
The children have been making great use of the glockenspiels that we received funding for earlier this term. Millie, year 5, is running a club and teaching others how to use them. I cannot wait to hear their recital.