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Educate against hate Poppy Appeal Friday 11th November
Wear red and donate a pound..
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...Each year the nation expresses its unequivocal support for The Royal British Legion's work through the Poppy Appeal.

The Appeal is the Legion's biggest fundraising campaign and St John’s is collecting on behalf of The Royal British Legion.

To show our support, we kindly ask parents and carers to donate £1.00 where your child will receive a poppy and request your child to wear RED on Friday 11th November 2016.

Members of our prefects will be in the playground at the beginning and at the end of the day selling poppies. Poppies will also be available from the school office.

All proceeds will go to the Poppy Appeal to help support the British Armed Forces past and present and their families.

Last year St John’s collected £407.00


Educate against hate Visit a temporary exhibition in the school
An exhibition of mosaics of the Lambeth Regiment which fought in the WW1..
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... An exhibition by Southbank Mosaics

Southbank Mosaics have been commissioned by Heritage Lottery Fund to work with Lambeth Archives on mosaics commemorating the Battle of the Somme as part of their ‘First World War: then and now’ programme.

Historian Jon Newman from Lambeth Archives visited us during the last 6 months to talk about the significance of this battle fought by the local regiment ‘First Surrey Rifles’ made up of young men from Lambeth. This engaged our young people from Lambeth and volunteers in the discussion around citizenship, war and loss.

The mosaics were designed in response to this, by our artists and made by young people and volunteers. They show soldiers that have lost their lives during the war and Vera Brittain who nursed the wounded.

Educate against hate St John's teams up with 'Inspired Through Sport'
Team GB athletes to visit the school...
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... Inspire Through Sport will soon be visiting the school with a top GB athlete.

We want to inspire the children to achieve better things through sport and inspirational speakers.

At the same time we will be raising money for the school.

Look out for notices in the school for future GB athletes
visiting the school.

Click here to see more information >


Educate against hate St John's Primary stands up for Refugee Children
Entire school gathers in Brixton with local MP...
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... On Friday 21st October, the entire school of St John’s Angell Town Primary School gathered with Local MP Helen Hayes in Windrush Square, Brixton to mark black history month and show solidarity with child refugees.

The students wrote and performed their own ‘refugees welcome’ chants to celebrate the arrival to the UK of refugee children from Calais, a campaign that St John’s Angell Town Primary School had been part of with Lambeth Citizens, the local branch of Citizens UK.

MP Helen Hayes said -

“It was a huge pleasure to join the pupils from local primary school St John’s Angell Town at the end of their Refugee Walk recently.

St John’s children have shown huge compassion in their commitment to refugees. They have been campaigning for the UK government to welcome more refugees for the past year and I am proud of their work.

The commitment of campaigners has been vitally important in persuading the government to do more and I’m pleased that some children are now being brought to the UK. However, there are still hundreds of unaccompanied children in Calais and the government must act more quickly to protect more vulnerable children.”

The students also heard from Bekele Woyecha, a refugees welcome organiser from Citizens UK who spoke about his experience of being a refugee from Ethiopia in the UK and spoke about the more than 300 child refugees that have come to the UK from Calais in recent weeks.

Educate against hate Inner Voices join the St John's School Choir for carols
Christmas carols on 17th December 2016l...
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... Brixton Community Carols

On December 17th Inner Voices will be joining forces with the choirs of St John the Evangelist, Angell Town, and the St John’s primary school for a great Brixton celebration of Christmas.

Music will include Christmas classics as well as some gospel highlights and all within an hour.

The event will not be ticketed so please just pop down to the school and join in.