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14th January 2015
One of our Year 3 children Ella T is appealing to everyone to help her raise lots of money for two charities close to the families heart - Tiny Lives and Little Princess Trust.
Ella was born prematurely due to her mum having  a ruptured placenta - both are lucky to be alive!  Without the support of both Tiny Lives and Little Princess Trust, neither would be here today.
Ella currently has very long hair and on Saturday 6th February 2016 has decided to have at least 20" cut off.  She is donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust to enable them to make wigs for people with cancer, and would also like as many people to sponsor her to raise money for Tiny Lives.
Vicky the owner of Scissortanz on Walker Road will be cutting Ella's hair at 10.15am, where photographers from the Evening Chronicle will be covering the story.
To help Ella raise as much money as possible for this amazing charity we are holding a non-uniform day on Friday 5th February 2016.  If your child wants to participate all we ask is that they bring at least 50p into school to hand into their class teacher.  Ella will be talking to the children in Friday's assembly on that day to tell everyone why she want's to do this!
We are also going to sell cakes at our Friday coffee and chat sessions therefore please feel free to pop along and support this worthwhile cause.
We will update you with pictures before and after and during the event, but as a school we are so proud of what Ella is doing for both of these charities.
For further information regarding both of these charities please click on the links below.
Please help Ella to raise as much money as possible by supporting one of the events taking place in school!
Thank you for your support.


The school is participating in the art project which aims to raise funds for St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. The Hospice are working in collaboration with Wild in Art to create an interactive trail across Tyne and Wear which local people and visitors to the region can follow, as well as a mini trail of smaller Snowdogs, created by local school children.

The trail will be based around the Tyne and Wear Metro route to ensure easy access via public transport, soclocations should be within reasonable distance by foot or public transport from the station. The snowdogs will be on display throughout Autumn and Winter 2016/17. The little snowdogs or snow puppies will be displayed in litters across the town at the same time as the larger sculptures which have been sponsored by large companies.

Some of the children met with staff from the Hospice to see an example of the Snowdog that we will be working on as part of the project, to give them some ideas of the size of the sculpture and enable them to talk through some of their amazing ideas.

St Oswald’s Hospice provides specialist care for North East adults, youn people and children with life-limiting conditions. The Hospice needs to raise over £7 million each year go continue to provide their amazing services which they receive through voluntary giving and legacies.

We will keep you updated on our progress with the design and eventually early Spring 2017, you can see our snow puppy in school or you can find it on the trail.