Archive for January, 2017

The Aquinas Foundations Jermaine Jenas opens new football pitch!

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Lordship Lane Primary

Jermaine Jenas from The Aquinas Foundation paid a special visit to Lordship Lane Primary School in Haringey North London. We were very proud to be involved in the grand reveal of the new 3G football pitch. the school have added the astro pitch on to their playground and we were there to support the opening. Jermaine had a chat with the students and cut the ribbon to mark the opening.

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We are supporting Lordship Lane Primary on a few different projects so watch this space…

Jermaine Jenas Visits St Pauls Primary school London.

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Jermaine Jenas(Aquinas Foundation) made a special trip to visit all of the pupils and teachers at St Pauls Primary school in London! He was there to promote the importance of reading.

Jermaine knows how imperative it is to have a good education and an understanding of reading and writing. He is very interested in education and making sure that every student has the chance to succeed in whatever it is they wish to aspire to be.

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Jermaine talked to the children about what he used to like to read as a child and he also talked about his favourite book now which is ” Loyalty” by the New Zealand Rugby Team.

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It was an inspirational afternoon and all of the children were engaged with what he had to say.

We are looking forward to finding out more about the progress in Reading at St Pauls!

St Pauls Primary Reading initiative

Trip to Forest for Sneinton CofE Primary

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

NottinghamForest

The Aquinas Foundation took a group of primary students from Sneinton CofE  along with their parents/carers on a trip to the Forest match where they experienced the entire game from an executive box . We wanted to reward the students who had achieved 100% attendance and we also wanted to invite the parents/carers, as it is usually down to them that the children are in school every day and on time.

This is what they had to say about the outing;

“What a great time, thank you”

“We loved it, we were given food and drink at half time, we were treated like kings”

“Fantastic time, I hope we can do this again”

“This is great for the kids and we had a really good time with food too”

We are always striving to engage both children and parents/carers within the education system and we think it is important to recognise hard work and dedication on both parts. Well done to all of the winners this time!

 

 

Mansfield Town Football Players Visit Sneinton C of E Primary

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The Aquinas Foundation were asked to help with Sneinton CofE Primary Schools Reading week. We wanted to make sure that we could assist the school with their very important message, that it is cool to be able to read! the school have been working hard to promote reading and we though we could help them reaffirm the message by having two extra cool Footballers to help us.

We asked our Aquinas Friends from Mansfield Town Football Club 1st team if they would be able to come along to the assembly to present some of the reading awards to the children and to take part in a question and answer session. Jamie McGuire and CJ Hamilton were fantastic guests and the school were very happy to have them there to show that it is in fact cool and important to be able to read!

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“The idea is for a child or two from each class to share with the rest of the school some art work or a part of the story they are reading as a class. We are hoping to get the rest of the school excited about reading a new story or book. For example I know Year 1 are reading The Gingerbread Man, Year 2 are reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Each class would only spend a few minutes sharing this.

sneinton c of e jamie and cj

If our guests were able to remember their favourite childhood story that would be great or a book or a story they remember reading that would be brilliant. The idea is for our children to see that reading is important as you are growing up and that it is ‘cool’ that footballers thinking reading at school is important. If they were able to mention that coming to school every day ready to learn is vital that would also help us with our attendance message.” (Julie Doyle Head of Reading initiative)

The Children were fantastic at reading the extracts they had chosen! we were very impressed. Well done to all of the pupils and teachers involved.

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If you or your school need any help with a project or incentive then please get in touch rosie@aquinasfoundation.com