Local Community Links
The recent events in Afghanistan have led to many children and families becoming refugees. At Chapel End, we have always strived to look after each other and the wider community as well. With this in mind, we are acting as a collection point for donations for the Afghan Refugee Appeal. You can read more at https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/afghanistan-crisis-appeal
Donations can be left in the office and after Friday 24th September, Mr Montrose will take everything to The Red Cross Centre. The Red Cross are asking for items listed below:
Children’s clothes – new or old (please make sure old clothes have been washed). Winter clothes would be particularly useful, gloves, scarves, warm jumpers, coats etc.
Games – simple board games, snap, uno etc.
Sleeping bags, warm bedding etc.
Underwear (new and ‘practical’ please) – children’s and adults.
Many thanks for your anticipated support and generosity.
School Facilities Hire
Please be aware that our school field and hall are available for hire after school and at weekends to any local teams, fitness groups, dance troops or any other organised groups. Please contact the school office to book an appointment with Mr Hewitt if you are interested in booking regular slots.
Morrisons ‘It’s Good to Grow’ Campaign
Morrisons are currently running an ‘It’s Good to Grow’ campaign to encourage children to grow their own food, because the more they know about how food is grown and made, the better they’ll eat.
If you shop at Morrisons, you can now collect ‘grow tokens’ for our school.
All you need to do is download the MyMorrisons app, register and select our school. The app can then be scanned at the checkout or used online. You will receive a ‘grow token’ for every £10 spent.
Please tell family and friends as the more ‘grow tokens’ collected, the more gardening equipment we receive. Thank you.
Children’s Act of Remembrance
Once again, children in Year 6 will be taking part in an act of remembrance on Thursday 11th November. All parents who wish to attend are very welcome and should gather at 10.50am at the Remembrance Garden on Main Street, Billinge. Refreshments for the children will be provided. There will be a letter going out to year 6 children after the half-term with more detailed information about this event.
Children In Need
On Friday 12th November, children will be able to wear their own clothes / pyjamas / Pudsey related accessories, on what we are calling Feel Good Friday. A donation of £1 will support the amazing work undertaken by Children in Need. Please make any donations through SchoolMoney.
Many thanks, Mr Montrose.
The children in EYFS have worked hard to make a scarecrow for the St Helens Scarecrow Festival and Scarecrow hunt.
The Scarecrows will be going on display around Earlestown Town Centre on 29th October and St Helens Town Centre on 30th October. We'd love you to pop along to to find our Scarecrow and have your photograph taken with him to upload onto Class Dojo.
We're sure that you'll agree that our Paddington Bear Scarecrow is amazing!
You can find out more about the location of other Scarecrows here!
St Helens Scarecrow Festival | Facebook
Children’s Act of Remembrance
Yesterday our Year 6 children took part in an act of remembrance at the Remembrance Garden on Main Street, Billinge. Our other year groups completed 2 minutes silence around our school grounds.
During these ever-changing times, more and more families are experiencing job cuts and reduced hours at work. To support our families, Chapel End has linked up with St Helens Foodbank and we are now a ‘voucher school’. Families in need of support can collect vouchers discretely from our school office, which they can then use at one of the many foodbanks located around the borough. Please visit https://sthelens.foodbank.org.uk/ for more information.
Team Chocolate Orange Campaign 2021
A huge thank you to everyone who has donated a chocolate orange to this very worthy cause.
The chocolate oranges will be passed on as a small gift and gesture of kindness to those going through challenging times at Christmas and to our incredible NHS heroes, our carers and all of those who helped when lockdown came.
A massive well done to Lois Churchill who has won the St Helens’ Christmas card art competition.
She received her prize from St Helens North MP Conor McGinn.
Her design will be printed on cards that are sent to the Prime Minister and Queen Elizabeth II.
Choir singing at the care home this Christmas
The Y1 children have been learning about Billinge. They put their geography skills to good use this week as they looked at the different houses, different buildings and all the signs on our walk around Billinge.
The children had a great afternoon. Many thanks to our volunteers who supported our field trip.
NSPCC Number day 2022