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Educate against hate St John's joins the FBB Team
Helping disadvantaged youngsters through football...
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... St John's has joined the FBB (Football Beyond Boarders) scheme for year 4 and year five learners,

FBB is an education charity which uses football as an engagement tool to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Educate against hate Autumn School Journey
Year 6 in Dorset for the week...
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... Some of our Year 6 pupils have spent a week in Swanage for their School Journey. Staying at the Outdoor Education Centre, they have been learning about rocks, ropes, boating and the history of the area,

Situated on Dorset's World Heritage Coast and overlooking Swanage Bay, the Centre is surrounded by diverse locations for a range of activities.

Click on the image below to view a slideshow of the School Journey.

The Townsend Centre is one of six Outdoor Education Centres run by Widehorizons Trust.

See more images on the St John's Flickr page.


Educate against hate Get your best shoes on!
It's Happy Shoesday on Thursday...
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...Wear your favourite pair of shoes to school on Thursday 20th October 2016
(with your normal school uniform)

What a way to launch our ‘WoW’ project!

St. John's Angell Town has been given the opportunity to take part in a healthy lifestyles project to encourage daily exercise.

The project is called ‘Walk Once a Week’, or ‘WoW’ and is funded by Tfl. It is designed to encourage and build healthy habits into our daily routine, like walking to school once a week (or more!), taking a walk in the park, or going to the shops on foot.

To qualify for the project the school has been asked to raise a small portion of the funding cost so children are asked to bring £1 to school for the day

To highlight your amazing shoes, UNIFORM will still be worn on Shoesday – let your shoes shine!ß

Educate against hate Supporting Black History Month in Brixton
Marching through Brixton on Friday 21st October - Wear yellow Mufti Day...
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... October is Black History Month and this term’s homework project has focused on aspects of Black History.

On Friday 21st October the whole school will be marching to Windrush Square in Brixton as part of a larger demonstration of solidarity for child refugees who are currently living in the Calais camps in France.

Many of these children have an established legal right to come to the UK either through relatives already resident here or through Lord Dubs’ amendment to the immigration bill passed in April. Yet they are still living in the camps or risking their lives trying to get to the UK..

Our school community strongly supports actions that welcome those in need of refuge and help them to start new lives in the UK. At the same time, we are also proud of our local Brixton history as a place that welcomes people from all over the world and reminds the UK that migration brings huge benefits to the UK.

The children are invited to once again wear yellow as a show of friendship with refugee children and will be looking at the power of protest by making their own march slogans to use on the march.

Once at the square we will be addressed by Reverend Rosemarie Mallett and before returning to the school for dismissal at 3.30pm (3.20pm for Reception Class and Nursery).

Please support this worthwhile cause. Weay Yellow on Friday 21st October on dress down day.

Educate against hate Our New Pupil Representatives
See a slideshow of the new school leadership groups...
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... St John’s Angell Town CE Primary School provides many opportunities for young people to develop leadership and representation skills and we entrust pupils with responsibilities commensurate with their strengths and abilities. Formal pupil leadership (School Council and a Prefect System) provides important benefits for both the pupil and the school. Prefects have the potential to influence the school environment and the behaviour of their fellow pupils by becoming advocates for positive change in the school community. It has been proven that when children actively participate in leadership in school life, and their ideas and opinions are listened to and valued, they feel respected and encouraged to make further contributions.

A School Councillor's responsibilities:
It is our job to take issues brought up by our class to the School Council. We will put across the views of our class and not just our opinions. We will report to our class after every School Council meeting.

A Peer Mediator’s responsibilities:
"It is our job to sort out problems like teasing or arguments that have happened during playtime"

A Class Prefect’s responsibilities:
Work with the class teachers and teaching assistants to support the students in developing a responsible work ethic

Educate against hate Raising money for the refugees
We are raising money...
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... for the refugees in Greece, Italy and Turkey.

We have decided to put the donations towards the transportation of supplies to the refugees.

We think this is as important as food and blankets as without transportation the refugees would not get the vital supplies they need.

Early years children wearing the yellow ribbon
for Refugees Day September 30th.

Educate against hate Harvest Collections
Collecting food for Brixton...
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... We are collecting non perishable foods (dried food, packets, tins, pasta, rice, etc) for the Brixton food bank.

Each class has a dedicated box where parents and children can donate.

Please contribute to a worthy cause in our community.


Examples of what has been donated so far.