A group of primary students delivered the first batch of Christmas Giving Tree (CGT) presents last week in Gdansk and Sopot. There were 152 presents for children from 12 children’s homes.
Our students were accompanied by two teachers, Mr Collyer and Ms Smith, and three members of the PTA charity committee (Dorota, Vanika and Therese).
For Therese, the most memorable moment was meeting Lukasz, a 14 year old boy. Lukasz cannot wait to grow up and be able to travel. He was fascinated by Vanika's Indian origins and our students' international backgrounds. There was a lot of chaos, excitement and joy handing out the presents at one party. At a quieter home, we got an insight into the children's lives through an informal and honest conversation with the children's carers.
A small group of PTA mums and their children delivered the second batch of 32 presents to a children's home in Warsaw. The children here were very young (from babies to 8 years old). It was a very joyful but emotional event. The children at the home enjoyed their visitors & the shared activities they undertook as well as their gifts.
Our final visits will take place next week when Secondary students deliver presents in Krakow week and IB students will be delivering in Plock will be next week.
Thank you so much for all the gifts you have donated and to everyone who has helped with this project, not only parents but staff at the school and children. Everywhere the groups went, there were a lot of grateful children and carers.
We are excited to be running three stalls at the Christmas Fair. We’re by Ms Prabhu’s office, and along with chocolate tombola, Santa’s Grotto and a refreshment stall, we will also be selling tickets for the Burns Supper, 25th January. We’re very much looking forward to sharing a night of dance, poetry, whisky tasting & a traditional Scottish meal. Tickets cost 125pln / person and we have a limited number of tickets available. Don’t miss out, buy early.
Please also note, that if you’d like to learn how to do some Scottish Country Dancing, we will be holding a family dance on Friday 10th January, in the school canteen, from 5pm – 7pm.
Please also note that we will be running a charity collection in the week commencing 20th January, not only for pre loved items, but also for any unwanted, unopened gifts you may receive this Christmas.
And finally, at the end of every term, on your behalf, the PTA, we organise and distribute gratuity gifts to our hidden heroes; the school secretaries, the school receptionists, the cleaners, the gardeners, the security staff, the logistics team, the marketing team and to Liz & Georgina in Alun’s office. All of whom help make things happen for us, the PTA.
Wishing you all the very best for the festive season, thank you very much for your continued support this term.
The PTA committee
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