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Local musician holds workshop with Crawley school promoting Anti-Bullying

Schools up and down the country recently spent time marking Anti Bullying Week. At OLQOH School in Langley Green, the 2019 theme was “Change Starts with Us.”

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Workshops at Our Lady Queen Of Heaven primary school were led by local musician Ollie Heath, who used the unifying and all-inclusive medium of music to get everyone fired up chanting values of team spirit, resilience, focus and respect.

The atmosphere throughout the day was electric, mirroring the type of experience you usually get in a sports arena, with Ollie using his guitar and loop station to whisk up on the spot beats, the type of which you’d usually only hear at an Ed Sheeran concert! 

Children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the special event with one pupil commenting, ‘today was an interesting, exciting and really enjoyable day which I will remember for a long time – thank you, Ollie.’

In response, Ollie said,
“when you hear an entire arena clapping and chanting in a concert, it’s electric and unifying. I use that same power to remind children how amazing they are and that anything is possible when people work together.

I’ve been coming back to Our Lady’s for years leading themed days and always have the best time! It’s an incredible school with phenomenal pupils, parents, Governors and staff!”.

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Crawley students donate food hampers to support families this Christmas

On Wednesday 18th December ICC Students presented the Easter Team with Christmas food hampers.

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Students at ICC have been busy decorating boxes and collecting food items for the Christmas hampers to be donated to The Easter Team; a Crawley based Christian charity that helps people who need it the most in Crawley.

Donations on the list included, mince pies, chocolate, biscuits, tins of ham, pots of jam and Christmas puddings.

Sharon Golightly, Chair of Trustees for the Easter Team reported:

“The items donated will go a long way towards supporting families that are in crisis in our town over this Christmas period.  It is a sad fact that many people are struggling to put food on the table and do not have the many luxuries that we enjoy and maybe take for granted around this time of year.

The Easter Team is part of the Crawley Food Bank Partnership, which also includes Crawley Open House.  Throughout the year between us we give out on average 50 – 60 food parcels per week to families in need, and at Christmas we also help other groups such as the YMCA and in total give away between 140 – 160 food parcels, which will include some of the goodies donated by your students.

As the demand for our services continues to grow, we are always in need of volunteers as well as donations.  If you would like more information about the work of the Easter Team or the Crawley Food Bank Partnership please visit our websites at:

www.theeasterteam.org
www.crawleyfoodbankpartnership.co.uk

We are very grateful for your continued support and wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.”

Mr Corbett, Headteacher of ICC said, 

“Our students recognise Christmas as a time of sharing and have been true to the spirit of Christmas. It is wonderful to see these young people putting others first and making sure that a happy Christmas is shared by the whole community.”

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