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Projects & Events

This is where you will find photographs and videos of all the exciting events that have been put on at Downderry and in our community.

Spooky Disco

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A massive thank you to everyone who attended the Spooky Disco, with special thanks to the PTA for all their hard work. Everyone had a fantastically Spooky time!

 

Congratulations to all the winners of the best spooky costume

 

Harvest Festival

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Thank you to all Children, Parents and Carers who donated to our harvest celebrations assembly. The assembly was filled with brilliant singing and demonstrations from Father Stuart. Donations will be shared between The Lewisham Foodbank and Bellingham Golden Oldies. Thank you all again for sharing and donating.

Summer Fair

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Thank you to all parents, carers, children, friends and family who attended our summer fair. There was a fantastic atmosphere with everyone enjoying the activities and performances.

 

We would like to thank all the businesses and parents who donated prizes for the raffle. We raised an impressive £1,200.

 

A massive thank you to our PTA who dedicated their time and support to ensure that the fair was a great success. Also thank you to all performers who took part on the day.

Easter Celebrations

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We had an exciting Easter assembly where we had KS2 dancers, performances from our lovely Downderry choir and a special visit from Father Stuart.

 

We celebrated lots of activities that had taken place such as the cake competition, egg babies and Easter hunt!

Spooky Disco

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A massive Thank you to everyone who attended the Spooky Disco, with special thanks to the PTA. We all had a fantastic time.

 

Congratulations to all our ‘Create a Monster’ winners and all children that took part in the competition.

Harvest

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Thank you to all Children, Parents and Carers who donated to our harvest celebrations assembly. The assembly was filled with brilliant singing, dancing, poetry, drama performances and demonstrations from Father Stuart. Donations will be shared between BeGO, St Barnabas Church, our Children's Centre and a local charity, Thank you all again for sharing and donating.

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

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A massive thank you to children, staff, parents and PTA for the fantastic support that we had in raising funds for MacMillan Cancer Support to fight against Cancer.

 

Downderry raised £787 for the charity.

Summer Fair

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We would like to thank all parents, carers, children, friends and family that attended and donated items for a fantastic Summer Fair last Saturday. It was a brilliant success with many activities and performances from the children, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed!

 

We would like to give a special thank you to all the Parent Reps that devoted their time to support in the preparations for the fair and the running if the day itself. We raised £1,100! This money will be used for things such as 100% attendance gift vouchers and year 6 leavers prom to support and praise the children in our school.

 

The bake off winners are Julia's mum, Marta (Chestnut Class) and Robbie and Freddy's mum - Emma (Rowan class and Cherry class). Please collect your prize from the office. Well done.

Easter Celebrations

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We had visitors from St Barnabas come in to do some exciting activities around Easter with our pupils. They learned loads about Easter and the amazing story behind it.

 

The entries for the Easter egg competition were fantastic. We want to thank all the children, parents, teachers and governors who took part in our celebrations and the competition!

Christmas Fair

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Thank you to all parents, carers and friends who came along to the Christmas fair. We would also like to say a massive thank you for all your donations and support.

 

The amount we raised was £630.57! This will be going towards a variety of things within the school to support the children's experiences and learning!

Spooky Disco

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A big thank you to everyone who supported the Spooky Disco. They were Spooktacular and your fancy dress costumes were brilliant and very scary!

Harvest

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The Bellingham Golden Oldies have sent a big thank you for welcoming them on Friday to our harvest celebrations and for the many contributions recieved.

 

The assemblies were filled with brilliant singing, dancing, poetry, drama performances and demonstrations from Father Stuart. Donations were shared between BeGO, St Barnabas Church, our Children's Centre and a local charity, Thank you all again for sharing and donating.

 

The classes who collected the most donations and earned themselves a treat are:

Key Stage 1 - Beech

Lower Key Stage 2 - Cedar

Upper Key Stage 2 - Hazel

MacMillan Coffee Afternoon

A massive thank you for supporting this year’s MacMillan coffee afternoon, raising funds in the fight against cancer. Downderry raised a record £810 for the charity.

 

Jeans for Genes

Thank you for supporting ‘Jeans for Genes’ earlier this month by wearing your jeans to school and bringing in a donation. We managed to raise £204.45. To find out how your money raised will be spent please visit www.jeansforgenes.org

 

Sports Disco

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Summer "Sports" Disco organised and funded by the Parent Reps group.

Chinese New Year

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Chinese New Year Display

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Children in Need

Children have been raising money for Children in Need by completing a Pudsy bear penny trail and coming to school in their pyjamas.

Remembrance service
Downderry pupils, along with our Learning Mentor, Anita attended the remembrance service on Tuesday along with other local schools. Thank you to all the parents who shared this special occasion with us, it was a beautiful service.
ils, along with our Learning Mentor, Anita attended the remembrance service on Tuesday along with other local schools. Thank you to all the parents who shared this special occasion with us, it was a beautiful service.
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Harvest Celebrations

Our Harvest festival celebrations were a great success. A big thank you to everyone who supported us by donating food. The Whitefoot & Downham Community Food Project have expressed their thanks to the children at Downderry. Your donations will be distributed over the coming weeks to the visitors to the project.

School Council's campaign for a cleaner and greener area around our school

 

Read here about how our children have been campaigning to improve the area around our school for the whole community.

MacMillan coffee afternoon

 

The MacMillan coffee afternoon was held on Friday 26th September and was a great success. We raised £510…  A massive thank you for supporting this year’s coffee afternoon, raising funds in the fight against cancer.

 

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Summer Fayre - 12th July 2014 (Time Lapse)

This time lapse video shows the amazing success of our Summer Fayre. Thank you to everyone that came along to support the school! (Look how quickly those toys disappeared! haha)

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