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Pudsey’s little helpers have been busy this afternoon, counting and recounting all the money we’ve been raising for Children In Need this week. We’re so proud to tell you all that we’ve raised an astonishing amount this year!

Lowerplace School’s children, parents, carers and staff have raised an incredible

Pudsey total 2014

for BBC Children In Need 2014.

Thank you so much to everyone for your support!

“Pyjamas for Pudsey” for Children in Need!

we support children in need

The children and staff at school are enjoying wearing their pyjamas for Pudsey today! We all donated either £1 which we’ll give to the BBC Children In Need appeal, or an advent calendar for us to take to the Rochdale Food Bank who provide help to families in crisis all over Rochdale.

We’ve also been selling Pudsey keyrings and wristbands. We’ll be so proud to announce our final fundraising total in a few hours time – as usual, all of our children, parents, carers and staff have been so generous!

Success for Lowerplace Business and Enterprise Week!

It’s great to know that all the hard work paid off, and the Business and Enterprise Fair was a massive success: the school raised an incredible £562.07 profit on the sale of their products. The breakdown for each Year Group is as follows:

Foundation £ 54.70 Profit
Year 1 £113.78 Profit
Year 2 £ 57.02 Profit
Year 3 £ 56.45 Profit
Year 4 £108.54 Profit
Year 5 £ 51.10 Profit
Year 6 £ 35.93 Profit
Family Group £ 84.55 Profit

British Heart Foundation – Coffee Morning

It was lovely to see some of our parents at our British Heart Foundation Coffee Morning, which co-incided with our Parent’s Forum today.

Mrs Kelly and Mrs Kabir hosted The Coffee Morning alongside in bid to raise awareness about heart health.

We had a visit from Yasmin, a Health Trainer with the NHS, and she talked to our guests about healthy lifestyle choices. Everyone enjoyed a cup of tea and a fruit kebab provided by our lovely Kitchen team.

We also held a raffle for a voucher which was donated to us by the Silver Salon, and raised £20 which will be donated to the British Heart Foundation.

Thank you to everyone who made it a lovely morning!

If you would like to know more about healthy lifestyles, Yasmin will be holding an open morning in our Parent’s Portakabin next Friday morning from 9am – feel free to come along and enjoy a brew with us!

Thank Meow!

We have just spent the afternoon counting up all the pounds and pennies that you have all kindly donated to the Oldham Cats Rescue Centre, and we are very proud to say that you have raised a massive…


This is a fantastic amount and we are sure that the Centre will be amazed with your efforts!

It was great to see you all with whiskers, tails and ears and as usual some of you really went all out with your outfit ideas! The Rochdale Observer newspaper (and the Manchester Evening News) came along to our assembly and they have taken some brilliant pictures of the children with our fluffy little visitors! The story will appear in this weekend’s issue of the Observer and the MEN.

One child from each class won a £5 voucher for their outfit, names and pictures will be released on the Class Blogs.

Thank you again for your generosity in this worthy cause.

Miss Healey

Cat Fundraising Day


Just a quick reminder that tomorrow the children are invited to dress up as cats – using simple whiskers and ears or maybe in a full blown cat outfit! All participants are asked to donate £1 to take part, which will go directly to Oldham Cat Rescue Centre. Don’t forget that the pupil wearing best outfit in each class will receive a £5 Argos voucher.

We will also be selling biscuits for 50p each.

Oldham Cats

Oldham Cats Rescue Centre

On Wednesday 3rd July 2013 we are hoping to raise money for the Oldham Cats Rescue Centre in Middleton. Oldham Cats Rescue is a charity which helps to rescue and rehome unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens.

You may have heard already about the Charity from your child, as three years ago Mr and Mr Hanes adopted a cat which took residence under our Portakabin and the children named her ‘Tiddles’.
Mr and Mrs Hanes are volunteers for the Rescue and have since fostered and cared for hundreds of cats and kittens who have survived and are now fortunate enough to have loving ‘forever’ homes, including that of several members of our staff.

As a school we would like to support the charity as they solely rely on donations, charity and staff volunteers. We also feel it would show the children the importance of commitment when looking after a pet if they own one. We feel it’s also important that children understand how to care within our community. Our Yr 3 children in particular are exploring what goes on at the Rescue as part of their RE/ PSHCE topic.

As a theme for the day we would like children to either dress up as a cat, draw whiskers on their faces and /or wear cat’s ears. We would ask for a £1 donation per child on the day. We will also be selling themed biscuits at break time at a charge of 50p.

All the proceeds on the day will go to the charity and will help to feed and medicate the cats and kittens.

We will also hold a special Assembly on the day when we will choose the best set of whisker’s from each Class and a prize will be awarded. This should be a lovely day and we hope you will support us in our endeavours.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Red Nose Day 2013

red nose pack

If you would like to purchase a Red Nose, they are now on sale in the classrooms for £1 each. All money raised goes directly to the charity. The children are welcome to wear their noses to school on Friday.

Red Nose Day is 25 years old this year, and has helped an astonishing 50 million people across the world, through making people laugh and raising money! Don’t forget to tune in to BBC1 on Friday 15th March to see all of the fantastic Comic Relief programming.

You can also log onto the Red Nose Day website – there are lots of fun games and activities for children! http://www.rednoseday.com/fun-and-games

Please ensure that any monies sent into school are clearly labelled with your child’s name and class.

Thank you for your generosity in advance!

Disco Dudes & Divas

It was brilliant to see so many of you come out to the Disco on the 18th October! Everyone had a fantastic time dancing to the music that DJ Barry played. We saw some amazing dancing from Joe in 3b, Korie in 4a and even Mr Hanes showed us some moves!

We managed to raise £140 which will be donated to Oldham Cats in Middleton. Mr and Mrs Hanes volunteer tirelessly for the charity, and as a school we have enjoyed seeing and hearing about the work they do.

Thank you to everyone who came out on the night!

October Disco on PhotoPeach