Autumn Week 5 7.10.16

  • 12th December 2016

Dear Parents,

Yesterday our Year 6 boys, along with a few from Year 5, went to represent St.Martin’s at the Schools Predator Football Tournament at Littledown. They won their first game and lost three, but gave it their all and we are proud of their effort and teamwork. It is important that we give our pupils a chance to participate in the wide range of activities on offer in Bournemouth, even when most schools have more children in a year group than we do in the whole school!


We had a lovely assembly from Leyla Erol and Lily Whyte on Thursday all about fashion. The girls talked about fashion through the ages and had produced an excellent booklet, full of examples to accompany their talk.

Next week, Tuesday 11th October, is our Harvest Festival. This year we are having our Harvest Service at St Luke’s Church. Please can you send your child in to school with a food gift for them to put on the harvest table. We will walk the children from school to the church ready for the service to begin at 9:30am. Parents are welcome to join us, either helping to walk with us or meeting us at the church. All of the food will be going to the foodbank on St Leonard’s Road after the service. In The Bournemouth Echo’s story about the Harvest appeal this week, they reported that almost 3,000 children received emergency food supplies from the Bournemouth Foodbank in the last year. Manager Debbie Bramley said, “Families can get into difficulty very quickly if they are suddenly affected by redundancy, illness or even an unexpected large bill. During previous years we’ve been incredibly humbled by the level of support local people have given the foodbank at harvest time. We rely on the support of the local community to make a lasting impact in Bournemouth, providing emergency food but also helping people to break out of crisis more long term. The foodbank is at its busiest in the winter so now is a good time to boost supplies.”

We hope to give a generous amount of food from the school to help support the fantastic work they are doing.