Archive for June, 2014

Pear Tree Junior Launch New Attendance Project!

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Aquinas were delighted to attend the launch of Pear Tree Junior schools attendance project. The students were all excited to see the bike being delivered and were looking forward to having the chance of taking it home with them! the project will focus on attendance and will hopefully help the school to raise their attendance scores, something which has proven very possible in many of the schools we work with. We are looking forward to seeing the results and will be supporting the Pear Tree Junior school every step of the way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A mountain bike has been donated to Pear Tree Community Junior School by Aquinas education recruitment agency as an attendance incentive. Each child that achieves 100% attendance per week will be entered into a raffle to win it. From left, are Jade Heath, Rosie McLaughlin, Bartosz Sevak, Nagat Albossifi, Uzair Butt, all eight, and Kudsia Batool.”

Read more: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Pear-Tree-Community-Junior-School-pupils-given/story-21118267-detail/story.html#ixzz33mNA9vLf

 

 

 

Brackensdale put our Kindle Fire to good use…

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The Aquinas Foundation have provided Brackensdale School in Derby with a Kindle Fire tablet in order to raise money for an African school. We have also been working along side the school with an attendance project where we have placed a Land Rover bike into the school as an incentive for the children.

“Thank you very much for the Kindle – it is a very special prize and will hopefully raise a lot of money for our Kenyan school.

We have recently been given a unique opportunity to join forces with Derby County and African Adventures in supporting an orphan school, St. Trizah, in Kenya. For the past two years they have sent out a team of volunteers to help build a school and then support the children in it. This year they are also taking out some teachers to work with their volunteer staff but also to create a link  and give children here in Derby an insight into life out there.

We, as a school, want to grab this chance with both hands as it will provide not only many good learning opportunities but also mean we can help others who have very little at all. In order to fulfil this mission we are sending Mr Tee out to Kenya during the May half term. He will take with him the priority donations of children’s clothing & shoes, books and stationery in addition to his skills as a teacher. He will return with a close link to St. Trizah School which we hope will lead to many learning opportunities for our children in the future.

St Trizah School provides a safe learning environment in the Nakuru area of Kenya. It educates and feeds 475 children a day, whist being ‘home’ to 23 orphans. The children manage on very little, but they are tremendously proud of their school. As part of our international links for children we feel we can do much to help them as a little goes a very long way.” (David Hall Head Teacher)

 

Mr Tee with the Derby footballers.

 

As Aquinas Foundation is a Charity we are always trying to help with causes such as this one and we hope Mr Tee has a fantastic experience in Kenya

De lisle School in Loughborough use Bikes for a Great Cause!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

The De Lisle school in Loughborough have been working with Aquinas Education for a while now and we wanted to provide them with two brand new Land Rover mountain bikes which they could use for anything they felt the school needed them for.  We are very happy that they put the bikes to such good use and raised a lot of money to go towards a cause close to the schools heart!

” One of the main fund raising activities at De Lisle College revolves around the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust. It was set up to raise awareness of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome that sadly took the life of Joe whilst he was a student here in 2012. The donation of the bikes really helped to promote and encourage the sales of the raffle tickets and we are very grateful to Rosie McLaughlin and Craig Anderson from Aquinas for donating the bikes. The proceeds have gone to a very well deserved cause.”

We will continue to work with De Lisle school and look forward to future projects that we will support them with in 2014!.