Jul 122012
CG website

“Send My Friend to School” is a campaign that has brought together hundreds of thousands of students and teachers in the UK who want world leaders to keep their promise and make sure that every child can go to school, no matter where they live. We want world leaders to pay attention, to make plans and give money to education. They can do this by working together.

Here at Alfriston the Student Council urged each pastoral group to think about the plight of children around the world and to record messages on a gold medal template.  These were duly sent to our Local MP Cheryl Gillan.

She enjoyed reading our messages and was so impressed by the work we had done that she decided to post a picture of our medals on her own website: www.cherylgillan.co.uk

Some countries still need to provide the aid they promised, others need to make sure the aid gets spent on education, and many need to spend more of their own money on schools and teachers.  We need education to be a top priority because time is running out. With only three years until the 2015 deadline 67 million children are still missing out on school.

Jul 112012

When Abi signed up to join the Jamie Oliver Home Cooking Skills course with Mrs Shimmen, she wouldn’t have dreamt that it would lead to her running through Maidenhead carrying the Olympic torch. But that’s what happened!

Mrs Shimmen became aware that Jamie Oliver was sponsoring the Olympic Torch Relay and nominated Abi because of her enthusiasm for cooking using fresh ingredients which led led to her family adopting a healthier diet. There was much form – filling to be done but we were all delighted when finally the news came through that Abi had been accepted.

Her big day came this week when she took up the torch at 11.20am on Tuesday 10th July and ran through Maidenhead with the biggest smile you can imagine.

Y10 and ACE pupils turned out in force to cheer her on and to share her moment of glory. Although her sister said she was nervous at first, she was clearly excited to have the crowd looking at her and she engaged with them and waved like a true celebrity. Abi’s family were also there and they were all wearing Tshirts and hats and waving banners specially made for the day.

Abi’s mum said: “I’m really excited, I can’t believe it’s happening. She’s achieved so much and we’re so proud of her.” And so say all of us!

Well done Abi; you have made the London Olympics really special for Alfriston and given us a day to remember.


Abi and the Torch

Mar 182012
Alfriston School - First Fun Run

Adrian Moorhouse, the former Olympic gold medal swimmer, opened the Beaconsfield Fun Run on Friday 16th March.  The event which is sponsored by Savills has been a regular event but it is the first time that we have joined in. The event will raise money for the schools involved; Alfriston, The Beaconsfield School and Beaconsfiled High and we will be putting our sponsorship money towards the cost of building our much anticipated swimming pool.

Mrs Male set the dress code in wearing a pink tutu and all staff and pupils followed her lead, including Mr Waterman, who ran the full 5km through the Hall Barn Estate with our elite athletes.  Other pupils followed an adapted course but everybody took part, participating to the best of their ability.

Well done everybody and we shall look forward to learning how much it has helped our Splash fund.


Alfriston School - First Fun Run

Alfriston School - First Fun Run

Oct 142010

This year saw Alfriston School’s first School Fashion Show, comprised totally of clothing made by students from recycled materials.

There is some more post text that goes here, but for now, I’ll draw this blog post to an end.

Thanks for listening, and viewing!

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