In this section we will be sharing the fantastic initiatives our children are involved in to support residents within our local community of Maidstone.
Term 3: A thank you message from a member of the local community to our pupils:
We recently received this lovely message:
Dear Mrs Bacon
This is just a note to say a belated 'thank you'.
My uncle lives in a sheltered housing complex in
Maidstone. He is 86 and has a learning disability and cannot read or write. He has 'meals on wheels' every day via Age UK Maidstone. Just before Christmas, when his daily meal was delivered, he was also given a large bag containing many items including a warm hat (perfect for him!), chocolate biscuits, a stollen cake, sweets, chocolates and numerous other treats. Inside was a handmade Christmas card from 'Lilly' of East Borough Primary School (the card was blue with a white fox and Christmas tree on it).
I just wanted to say thank you to Lilly and the other children for providing such a super present - my uncle was really thrilled with it.
With best wishes to everyone at East Borough Primary School during these difficult times. Stay safe.
Term 2: East Borough families thanked for donating clothes to the Maidstone Churches' Winter Shelter
Maidstone Churches' Winter Shelter
We have received a lovely letter from the Maidstone Churches’ Winter Shelter thanking our parents for their very kind donations.
Term 2: Year 4 raise awareness of poverty in Maidstone and collect food for the Salvation Army
Salvation Army Donations
Before Christmas, Year 4 were learning about poverty and how it affects children and their families. We learned that there are 5427 children living in poverty in Maidstone. The children collected tin cans, pasta and snacks to donate to the Salvation Army. John from the Salvation Army was so impressed with how much food we had managed to collect and said they would be able to feed at least 40 households with our donations. He thanked Year 4 for their generosity and for thinking of others less fortunate. Well done year 4!
Term 2: East Borough supports the 2020 Poppy Appeal
2020 Poppy Appeal
Term 1: East Borough collects for the Salvation Army in the 2020 Harvest Festival
2020 Harvest Festival
Captain Jonathan Rouffit, from the Salvation Army, came and collected all your generous contributions. He was utterly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of donations and shared what an enormous impact this would have for disadvantaged families. We were very proud of our House Captains who helped him to load all the food.
2019-2020 Year 1 Homeless Awareness Morning
Following a visit from the Salvation Army the children were very passionate about supporting the homeless in Maidstone and decided to collect donations for the Salvation Army.
On Thursday 21st November Year 1 took part in a homelessness awareness morning. They made a cardboard city, creating a place to sleep using different materials and they decorated biscuits for the homeless to be donated via the Salvation Army.