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September 30 2016

Charities

Governors At St Albert The Great

BBC CHILDREN IN NEEDNon-uniform day on Friday, 18th November 2016.
This year’s theme is ‘Spotacular’ and the School Council is inviting children to come dressed in spots in exchange for a donation to the BBC Children in Need Appeal. This charity makes a massive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK. This is a non-uniform day for those who wish to participate.

WORLD PREMATURITY DAY – 17th November 2016

CAKE SALE: All donations of baked goods will be gratefully received, and all proceeds will go to Watford Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).

World Prematurity Day, is a global movement to raise awareness of premature birth and the sometimes devastating impact it can have on families. On 17 November, charities and researchers come together with partners from around the world to talk about premature birth in our countries and take action on behalf of the 15 million babies born early every year.

ONE LOCAL MUM’S STORY: My boys would not be here today without Watford SCBU and the cost of caring for prems is huge. For example it cost £1500 in 2014 to spend 1 day in the high dependency unit (George and Toby spent 5 days in there) There is then the dependency area £1000 per day per child (George and Toby were there for 4 weeks) and then the ‘Nursery’ at £500 per child per day (G&T has 3 weeks there) totalling 92K – mind blowing costs and for some babies they arrive at 25 weeks (or earlier) and are in SCBU units for 4 months or more. Some of the equipment needs replacing and when I looked at a double crib for twins in was £3000+ to purchase!

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Toby and George in Watford Special Care Baby Unit

 

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Toby and George today

 

RACE FOR LIFE 2016

Cancer has touched the lives of so many families in the St Albert’s community. Our school was proud and determined to take on the Race for Life challenge in July 2016. Through sponsorship and a cake sale we were delighted to raise a wonderful £905.07 in support of Cancer Research UK so that together, we can beat cancer!

 

 

 

Loreto School, Sealdah

Loreto Day School, Sealdah is in the city of Calcutta, India.  It has 500 students who are all girls aged from 4 to 16.  They study Science, Maths, English and History just like us.  However, on the roof of Loreto Day School, there is another school and these girls are know as the ‘Rainbow Children’.  At night, Loreto school is very busy, the chairs and tables are moved to the side and the ‘Rainbow Children’ all sit together to have dinner.  After dinner they go to sleep in the school.

On their day off, many of the girls from Loreto Day School travel to the countryside.  These girls then become teachers as they help those children whose parents can’t afford to send them to school.  Some of these ‘teachers’ are as young as 9 years old.

At St Albert the Great School we are very proud to support this school by raising money at various times throughout the year.

Learn more here.