Our Community Champions
Sofia volunteered her time on Sunday morning to help at a Christmas party for patients with health conditions/additional learning needs, on the Children's Community Nursing caseload. Sofia helped see over 100 children and their families through the doors at The Coop, to celebrate Christmas, with craft activities, a disco and of course, a trip to see Father Christmas. Sofia did a fantastic job of interacting with the children, at a level which was appropriate for their individual needs when taking part in craft activities, such as, card making, Christmas tree decorations, applying tattoos and festive gems. Not only was she able to interact with the children, but also their parents. She did a fantastic job and the whole team were very grateful for her donating her time to help.
Well done Sofia! What a wonderful Community Champion you are!
Sofia has been taking part in some community work at Hereford football ground.
Sofia gave up her own time to help paint and refresh the football ground. We are really proud of you Sofia! Keep up the hard work and help in the community, it really does make a difference.
Year 3 Bring & Buy Sale raises £153.71 for New Rock School in Uganda
Athletics Success at the Welsh Junior Open
Budding young athlete Lewis placed 17th out of 44 boys in the under 11 category. This is a fantastic result for his first competition, as he is only 8 years old. Congratulations, Lewis! We will follow your progress in athletics with great interest.
REACT Gymnastics Competition
Elodie, Jennifer, Emilia from 1C took part in a REACT Gymnastics competition last weekend. We were so proud to hear all about their achievements and were really pleased to be able to see the awards and medals too.
Well done girls, I am sure you have inspired other children to give gymnastics a try. Keep up all your hard work, we all look forward to hearing about your achievements in the future.
Erin and Amelia Raised £105 for Cats Protection
On Friday 14th April 2023, Amelia and Erin held a cake sale at Erin’s house to raise money for the Cats Protection.
Erin’s family recently adopted two kittens from the Cats Protection and Amelia also has a pet cat called Binx, which inspired them to raise money for this cause.
They spent all morning baking chocolate crispy cakes, fudge fridge cake, fairy cakes and delicious brownies. Lots of friends, family and neighbours turned up in the afternoon to enjoy a cake and cup of tea. It was a lovely afternoon and the girls successfully raised a total of £105.
Well done girls- an amazing effort.
Fraser Raised £175.50 For St Michael's Hospice
On Sunday 26th March, Fraser walked 12.5k for St Micheals' Hospice, taking part in their Big Spring Walk.
It was a very muddy walk and in some places very slippy under foot. He managed to walk the whole distance without taking a break.
His feet were hurting towards the end but he was very brave and pushed through to finish the walk, that last mile was a very long mile for him.
He has raised £175.50 through donations by friends and family for the hospice.
Well done Fraser, you have inspired us all to raise money for charities too.
We are all very proud of you!
Thank you Erin for giving our hedgehogs a new home!
Erin successfully applied for a hedgehog house from Herefordshire County Council.
Erin applied because she really likes hedgehogs and cares for lots in her garden. Erin is also very keen to keep our environment safe and clean for all including animals. This inspired her to want to help the hedgehogs in our local community.
We are incredibly proud of Erin for thinking of our school. The hedgehog house has been placed in our Conservation Area in a cosy corner ready for our new friends to move in.
Well done Anna!
Anna from 1DG held a bake sale at her church last week, raising £353.19 for the water charity Well Found. She read a book about women in Western Africa walking a long way to collect dirty water. The water is often contaminated with diseases that makes them and their families unwell, so Anna wanted to do something to help. The money raised will go to Sierra Leone to help people access clean, safe drinking water. Well done Anna!
Well Done Max Peake!
A message from Max's Footbal Club:
It's all about players developing and progressing!
A huge well done to Max Peake from our U12's, who has recently been snapped up by Cheltenham Town Academy!
Max has excelled since joining us as an U9 and we wish him well on his journey.
The hard work starts now!
Molly Thomas- Amazing Gymnast
Molly Thomas (from Year 5) has performed amazingly well in her Gymnastics.
Molly entered the Gloucestershire Gymnastics Championships 2022 and won 1st place- an overall winner in her category.
Well done Molly!
A Proud Moment For Erona!
Such a proud moment for Erona, she has worked so hard and achieved so much in the last 12 months.
Erona has been training with older girls at Birmingham City & Aston Villa Football Clubs, last season. She has completed 3 trials and has been offered contracts with Birmingham City’s U10s, West Bromwich Albion’s U10s and Aston Villa’s U9s.
We are very proud to announce that Erona has now signed for Birmingham City FC.
What a fabulous achievement Erona, we are all super proud of you too!
Katy, Rosie and Sophie raising money for the school!
Katy, Rosie and Sophie held a fete in their garden for their friends and family and raised £5.06 for the school. We are so very proud of the girls for raising money in this way. The girls have chosen two new books for the new library. The books will be dedicated to the girls so that we always remember their wonderful act of kindness.
Albert Cartwright - Litter Picking To Protect The Animals In Our Local Community
Albert Cartwright arrived at school this morning with a blue carrier bag full of rubbish that he had kindly collected from our local community. Albert is very keen on keeping the animals safe both on land and in the ocean. Well done Albert, you certainly deserve a place on the Community Champions web page!
We are all incredibly proud of you.
Imagine Choir Project
A message from Joanne Lowry:-
Hello! I’m fundraising for British-Ukrainian Aid. Here’s my JustGiving page, if you’d like to donate: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/imaginechoir
Please share far and wide......
We have raised a staggering £1252.28 to date but there is still time to donate to the just giving page by clicking on the link above!
A Random Act of Kindness For Our Special Community
Members of the Volunteer Program, Mrs Bagley, Mrs Millington-Jones, Mrs Jones and Ernie the dog all had a very special morning spreading our love and kindness around our community.
Residents near to the school were given little bunches of daffodils to say Happy Easter and a tag that thanked everyone for supporting us.
The children thoroughly enjoyed talking to local residents and delivering happiness to each door step.
Tupsley School Model Railway - 1931
Thank you to Mr Vincent, a pupil of St Paul's from 1954 - 1959. Mr Vincent has kindly given us his original copy of the 1931 edition of The Model Railway News. Photographed is a wonderful article written about the Tupsley School Model Railway.
We will treasure this edition for many years to come.
Ellie Marsh raises £300.00 for the Born Sleeping Appeal
Here is the link to the facebook story that Wye Valley NHS wrote about Ellie's donation: https://www.facebook.com/1582155722028116/posts/2322561611320853/.
Douglas runs 5km to support St Michael's Hospice
Charity Bring and Buy Sale raises £393.22. Thank you everyone and especially the School Council.
School votes for Charities
The School council organised a vote to decide which local charities the children would like to support this year. Groups spoke well in assembly, to explain why people should vote for a charity which is important to them. St Michael's Hospice, Many Tears (an animal charity) and Cancer Research were chosen. A giant Bring and Buy Sale will be organised before Christmas.
In our community, we already have some stars who are changing the world. Some of our pupils and staff have gone above and beyond to help support the local community and raise money for amazing causes.
Read on to find out more about them.
Harry has raised an incredible amount for the RNLI. You can read an article published by the RNLI below!
Well done, Harry!!
Duathlon for New Rock Foundation School, Uganda
School Fundraising for New Rock Foundation School, Uganda, reaches £630!
Harry's Wellie Run For The RNLI has raised £237
"I was once rescued by the RNLI when I was on a boat that had broken down. Even before being rescued, I supported the RNLI! I've recently been fundraising for the RNLI and I thought this event is an amazing opportunity to raise more. I'll be running in my Cheltenham Town DV kit and wellies!! Please help me save lives at sea by donating!"
You can help Harry to raise money for this amazing cause by clicking on the link below.
Well done, Harry!
Elizabeth raised over £1000 for The Courtyard!
In the middle of June, Elizabeth decided to raise money for The Courtyard. She asked friends and family to sponsor her to run 1 mile to school and back for 30 days!
Elizabeth described The Courtyard as “one of her favourite places” and said she wanted to raise money for it as she “misses it so much”.
Rebecca, Elizabeth’s very proud Mum, said:
“Elizabeth decided she wanted to run Wednesday and Thursday as that was our days on our own, as Flo, her little sister, was at nursery. After a day we had raised over £100, so she extended it to 30days! Elizabeth chose to run to school as it comforted her to know it was there even though she couldn’t go. Sometimes she caught a glimpse of a teacher who would wave. It really gave her focus and made a routine out of our day. The fundraising total was also great for her maths, working out how much she had gone up each day. It was wonderful to watch her get so excited that she herself had raised the money!”
Harry's 60 Walks for The British Heart Foundation!
Harry has decided to take on the mammoth task of completing 60 walks during Lockdown 3 to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
'My dad works for the British Heart Foundation and I love walking. I've climbed a lot of mountains like Pen-y-Fan, Hay Bluff & Cats Back. So I decided to do 60 walks and I hope I can raise money to help people in need.'
Harry has so far raised over £720 for the cause - just fantastic! If you would also like to donate, please follow the link below.
Scarlet Raised £815 For The Little Princess Trust!
The Little Princess Trust provides free real hair wigs to children and young people, up to 24 years, who have lost their own hair through cancer treatment or other conditions.
Recognising the importance of helping other children who are less fortunate than her, Scarlet made a brave decision to cut her long hair and asked her friends and family for support in raising money for the cause.
Scarlet chopped off a staggering 10.5 inches from her hair and raised £815 for the charity. What a star!