As we start our new term, we have two wonderful demonstrations of the school’s motto, Consideration Always, to share with you.
Ethan in Year 4 has two piggy banks in which he collects money throughout the whole year and when he is given money from grandparents or does extra chores he divides the money into ‘spend’ and ‘charity’.
Every December, he counts what he has collected in his charity money box along with what his sister has collected and they jointly make Christmas gift bags up filled with goodies for the children on the Bluebell ward in Worthing Hospital so that they get extra gifts as they are unwell and can’t be at home with their families.
Ethan and his sister have done this for several years now. Sadly last year due to COVID they were able to take anything into the wards so this year felt even more special. They weren’t able to visit the ward but a wonderful nurse called Hayley kindly took the gifts to the children.
Well done to Ethan and his sister.
Our Headteacher, Mr Jeffery, was also recently contacted by a member of the public who wanted to commend one of our students for her kindness to their father who had recently passed away. For many months, and pre-Covid, Kitty-Mae had seen an elderly gentleman on the bus which they both caught at the same time each morning. The two struck up conversations and Kitty Mae regularly gave up her seat on the bus. She also sent him beautiful hand-drawn cards which he treasured. On his death, his family wanted to pass on their thanks (and a lovely chocolate hamper) to Kitty Mae as he often spoke of her kindness to him.
This is truly ‘Consideration Always’ in action.