Staff and students in Year 4 at Michael Faraday School have started planning on an ambitious trip to Cornwall during the spring of 2013. The pupils have been pen pals for a number of years now with our friends at Kenwall Vale School in Cornwall. With written friendships firmly in place, we thought that it would be a wonderful idea for both schools to finally meet up!
We are hoping to treat all year 4 pupils to a few days away in Cornwall sometime in March 2013. We have already identified the wonderful Camp Kernow as a base in which to stay. This is an environmental camp that is able to stage many educational activities in a fantastic eco setting.
All of this comes at a cost though…
Our work over the next few months will be to try and raise sufficient money in which to fund our visit. We have already approached a number of local businesses for any help. We were thrilled to find that Rothschild were able to donate £250, Sainsbury’s at Dog Kennel Hill kindly offered a donation, as well as Poundland along the Walworth Road.
We would love to hear from any other local businesses or organisations that could perhaps help us with any funding. The Year 4 pupils are happy to offer something in return. We have just returned from Tesco along the Old Kent Road where we sang some Christmas songs for the customers.
We were very kindly invited to sing and perform by Taiwo, the Community Manager at the store. He clearly got in the spirit of the occasion by greeting us in a Father Christmas costume!
Our pupils then performed a number of Christmas songs to entertain the Tesco customers. Some were traditional, others more contemporary. It was also a great opportunity to demonstrate the progress that we have been making with our ukuleles.
The Tesco shoppers seemed to appreciate our talents – we returned back to Michael Faraday with a very generous £167 worth of donations for our Cornwall trip.
If you have any offers or suggestions of support, please do contact the school. Our Year 4 teacher Pauline would be happy to talk through any details of the planned trip, and to see how Michael Faraday School can work with others in the community to help make this amazing trip possible for our pupils.