Cake sale and Deaf Awareness Assembly
It has been a busy week at BPS with a lot of work at prep before the November exams and the adrenaline pumping house rugby.
Last week the BPSA held its annual cake sale – led by my lovely Mum – in aid of “World Kindness Day”. Almost £500 was raised on the day and all the cakes were delicious….The Pep Department competition was won by Year 5, Navin Mathew, and Year 3, Zayn Jafar, was the runner-up, whilst the Pre-Prep competition was won by two pairs of brothers: the Attmeres and the Naylers. Altogether, it was a fabulous and communal event that I am sure brought a smile to everyone’s face and perhaps a few pounds to their waistlines!
The organisation of the event was splendid and to add to the kindness, the cakes that were not sold were offered to Elmwood Elderly Home. Many more BPSA events are to come this year, including the annual Christmas Fayre at the end of term.
On Friday, the Prep Department attended a ‘Deaf Awareness’ assembly where we learned how the deaf communicate and the challenges they have to face on a daily basis. We learned a lot and now everyone is far more aware. Listening to the assembly made me think how lucky we are that we can live normal lives with no worry and we can communicate with other people very easily. With Christmas approaching this made me appreciate even more that we are warm and safe and there are many others far less fortunate than ourselves both nearby and in other parts of the world – many facing indescribable challenges.
So keep warm, relax and whilst Christmas is naturally an exciting time for any child, please do give a thought to all those for whom this is just another time of year with little cause for the celebrations that we all take for granted.
Enjoy the remainder of the term!