Well done to Dylan (4NH) who completed The Summer Reading Challenge 2023, reading 6 books in a week!
Congratulations to Anjali (7UA) and Millie (7RT) who were recently selected to represent the Middlesex U13 squad in the 2024 Cricket season. The U13 squad is made up of Year 7 and Year 8 girls so this is a huge achievement. Well done girls!
Congratulations to Cosmo (8JN) who won the U12 trophy in the Framlingham Tennis Tournament
Sweet Success – Apples & Pears for Parkinson’s
Amber (3GC) and her older brother Will spent a wonderful weekend visiting Cambridgeshire to see their grandparents, harvesting their small orchard, and returning home to London to set up a stall outside their home, exchanging fresh organic apples & pears for donations to Parkinson’s UK.
Amber & Will’s maternal grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s around 6 years ago. It is the world’s fastest-growing neurological condition and has severely affected her mobility and quality of life. Will, upon discovering GoFundMe, immediately set up a page last summer to begin fundraising for the charity to help his ‘Nanny’. https://gofund.me/d2c5dbed
This is the second year the children have independently and enthusiastically engaged with neighbours and passers-by to share their stories and encourage donations. So far, the weekend’s efforts have raised £479. Combined with last year’s event – home-made dog biscuit sales, the children have so far raised a total of £1,319 for the cause.
The initiative also has a natural symmetry, as there is a proven correlation between long-term exposure to pesticides and herbicides and the development of Parkinson’s. The apples and pears from their grandmother’s garden are completely untreated (and some of them are huge!).
Amber has been tirelessly, continuously and enthusiastically supporting what is turning into an annual community fundraising experience, which has been incredibly fulfilling and uplifting for all who participate.