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The children have transferred their creative skills to Christmas this term and have designed and created some beautiful works of art. The children thought carefully about what passengers would like to see on their travels and developed new skills as they produced these inspiring pieces. You will find these on a variety of Fastway 100, Fastway 20 and Fastway 10 buses. 
As we did before, we have set the children a challenge!
Spot a piece of art – take a selfie – send it in.

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Participants Hub is a webpage offering advice and information as well as discount offers aimed at supporting families to continue cycling together. The Bikeability Trust has developed this initial page and will be continuing to add new information, guidance and offers on a regular basis.

Please click here to see more information and discounts in collaboration with Halfords

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Some of our Year 5 girls have been very busy making and selling Pom Poms to pupils, in order to raise funds for Breast cancer, we love their initiative and talents, and they sold all their pom poms (to staff as well!), well done girls for raising £40 in total, an amazing amount.



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Will you join us and help keep children safe online?

West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council have joined forces with O2, the NSPCC and children’s charity Barnardo’s in a mission to help children and their families stay safe.

We will be hosting a FREE online safety workshop for parents called Stay Safe at The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School, Buckswood Drive, Gossops Green, Crawley (Sat Nav: Rh11 8JE) at 6pm on Thursday 17th January 2019.  We would like parents, carers and guardians, grandparents and others to join us for this informative event delivered by trained NSPCC staff.

The 2 hour workshop is a great opportunity to gain skills and knowledge to try and understand the internet and technology as children see it. The workshop will cover topics such as: online games and cyber bullying, through to setting up privacy settings and controls as well as ways to help you have the right conversations with your children about online safety. The training is aimed at 7 – 12 year olds; however parents of younger children may also find it useful.

You will also hear from Barnardo’s and local Community Safety experts about some of the warning signs of exploitation and radicalisation.

As this is an early evening session aimed at adults, children are unable to attend.  Please ensure you have appropriate childcare arranged as ill be no one on site to look after your child.

If you would like to attend this FREE workshop please email us at

Many thanks,

Claire Clilverd

Community Safety & Wellbeing Team

West Sussex County Council

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What an amazing assortment of bad hair we have seen in the school today! from the brightest of colours, to the most gravity defying styles, to curls and crimps galore! Thank you to all the children, and their parents for such wonderful imagination, and for the outstanding donations to our adult tombola, which is ready for 1st Decembers Christmas fair, there is something for everyone.

We hope you enjoy looking at a few of the many hairstyles we have today.

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In November 2017 we planted trees and a hedgerow at the end of the North field and have created an outside learning environment/forest schools area. Last month a group of workers from Gatwick Greenspace, part of Sussex Wildlife Trust came and helped us to maintain our trees and create a fire circle and pathways. We are very excited that this has created a welcoming environment for the children to enjoy the area and its wildlife. We have recently planted an Oak tree courtesy of Mrs Jenkins and a couple of trees donated to us by one of our pupils “Hermione”. We are looking forward to being able to go outside and use this are now.


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We would like to thank all the children, parents and grandparents who generously donated food items for our annual Harvest Festival, as always we are overwhelmed with the amount we received, all donations are being given to Open House this year, and Claire Hiley a volunteer from Open House gave a lovely assembly today to all our students about the importance of the charity and the work that it does.

Thank you again

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Dear Supporters

We are pleased to announce we have launched a school lottery dedicated to raising money through the community FOR the community.

Click here for details of how you can enter – it is a very simple online process. Just register, select your numbers or accept those chosen for you, and set up a direct debit or pay by credit/debit card. Easy.

Tickets cost £1 each week and you can buy as many as you like. All the profit from ticket sales comes back to the school to be spent on extra-curricular activities and resources for the children. Some of our upcoming projects will be literacy items, maps to inspire the children in the cloakrooms and Science workshops to enhance the curriculum.

There is a guaranteed prize paid every week – the more tickets that are sold, the higher the prize fund and the more we raise for our school.

Just click here to buy your tickets and start supporting our school:

And remember, anyone over the age of 16 can join in – staff, parents, carers, grandparents, friends, neighbours, local businesses…anyone willing to support our school. So please help us to spread the word and raise money for the school…and you might even be a winner.

If you have any questions then please pop and see me or contact YourSchoolLottery on 01865 582828 or via email,

Many thanks for your support.

The staff at Maidenbower Junior School.