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Exciting Competition…

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

We are running an Exciting competition this year. Claire from Aquinas Education had a brilliant idea to deliver sunflower seeds to a few selected primary schools in Nottinghamshire inviting them to take part in a Who can Grow the Tallest Sunflower Competition!

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Southwold, Ernehale, Cotgrave and Candleby are just a few of the Primary Schools taking part and we can’t wait to see the results!

sunflower seed The start of Claire’s Sunflower…

Claire sunflower looking like a bright future ahead for Claire’s Sunflower!

Good luck to all of the schools involved… We can’t wait to see whose will grow to be the tallest!

 

 

 

Nottingham Forest Box…

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

St John Houghton Academy in Derbyshire were very grateful to receive a VIP Trip to the Nottingham Forest Box

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It is always good to hear that a school have had a great time and in this case the parents also, as we are constantly looking for new ways of helping with parental engagement.

If you or your school would need help with any problem areas you may be experiencing then do not hesitate to contact me on rosie@aquinasfoundation.com

Southwold Primary Nottingham

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Claire southwold giveaway Claire from Aquinas Education presented Southwold Primary with some amazing prizes to reward the children for their great attendance.

The Top Prize was a brand new high-tech Tablet and the runners up received a pair of Lost City crazy golf tickets or a pair of Broadway cinema vouchers.

Our prizes were supplied to the school to use towards their attendance incentive. The School has seen an increase in attendance throughout the term due to the support from us and we are really happy to hear this!

Well done Southwold Primary…

St John Houghton Academy Derbyshire

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The Aquinas Foundation were very happy to support St John Houghton Academy in Derbyshire with a very worthy cause.

“As part of our ongoing pledge to support charitable organisations, we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our second Community 3K and 5K fun run event on Sunday 25 June 2017.

The event will allow individual entrants to collect sponsorship in support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, a charity which we have chosen to support for our 2017 event in memory of our colleague, Mick Hackett, who sadly passed away in June. The charity receives no statutory funding for its work and relies on support from event fundraising, corporate partnerships and trusts. Our aim is to raise funds to support this Charity’s vital work.

In order for us to host this community event we are asking for support from local businesses and organisations. While we are able to borrow some equipment, there are other items which will have to be purchased or hired and we wonder if you would be able to make a donation to our Academy’s PTA fund in order that we can make financial commitments to companies who can provide the equipment we need to make this event a success. We aim to provide trophies to winners, all entrants with medals, provide water and goody bags on the day and also chipped finish time to the 5K entrants.

I appreciate you probably receive many such requests but I hope you will be able to give consideration to sponsoring what we hope will be a very successful event for the local community. Our 2016 event raised over £1600 for The Make a Wish Foundation and we hope that our 2017 event for Motor Neurone Disease Association will be just as successful.”

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The Aquinas Foundation were happy to donate towards this event and the Academy have already put amount to good use…

“We are most grateful for your continued support and your donation will enable us to hire the equipment we need to host this event.”

Good Luck to everyone involved in this inspiring event!

 

 

Ferry Lane Primary London

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The Aquinas Foundation had a fantastic afternoon at Ferry Lane Primary school. We supplied the school with a Dance Lesson and Domino’s Pizza delivery as a reward for improved attendance!

The class with the best attendance for the term won the prize and they were very excited.

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First of all we had a brief chat about the importance of coming to school every day and the fact that if they keep doing well with attendance then they could be helping their classmates win more incentives.

Ferry Lane 3The dance teacher then started with a warm-up and then moved on to a fun routine.Ferry Lane 2

The Children really enjoyed it one child said “this is the best! the best! day ever!”

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The pupils were then rewarded with a delivery from Domino’s Pizza… there was a real buzz around the classroom and everyone was thrilled!

Ferry Lane 5We are very excited to be making a difference within schools in London and if you think that we could help your school in any way then do not hesitate to contact me on rosie@aquinasfoundation.com

Southwark Primary

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

The Aquinas Foundation have been working with Southwark Primary school for a long time now and we can clearly see the difference in attendance. They have improved dramatically and it is great to see!

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“With the support of Aquinas, we have continued to raise the profile of attendance and punctuality at Southwark Primary School. This year, we have had two specific campaigns (Autumn and Spring). Both campaigns have been very successful and Aquinas have generously provided our school with fantastic prizes such as Broadway cinema tickets, Lost City Crazy Golf tickets as well as Jungle-tastic vouchers. The children have been incredibly enthusiastic and eager to receive their prizes in our celebration assemblies.

We would like to thank Rosie for her continued enthusiasm and generosity and for always being at hand whenever needed. The children (and parents) always look forward to the prizes we have on offer and are extremely grateful as they have focus on families. With the support from Aquinas, we have been able to achieve our termly targets for attendance and further develop the parental involvement across our school.

We look forward to continuing our work with Aquinas to further raise the profile of attendance and punctuality at Southwark.

Many thanks,

Suky & Shazmin”

Southwark Attendance Team

We will continue to support the attendance team at Southwark and if you or your school are interested in what we can do to help you then do not hesitate to contact me on rosie@aquinasfoundation.com

Our Lady of Muswell Primary School

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Our Lady of Muswell Primary School had a special visit from Jermaine Jenas(Aquinas Education). Jermaine went in to the school to present to the children and talk about how important it is to be in school every single day in order to achieve. He also talked to the pupils about punctuality, Jermaine recalls upon many times in his life where it has proved important to study and do well in school.

Our Lady of Muswell Hill Primary

The children were so excited to have a special guest at their assembly and it was clear that it made a huge impact on them even in that short space of time.

We are running a project in the school where the class who achieves the best score for punctuality until the end of the summer term will win a prize reward. The Prize will be announced in the summer term!

Good Luck to everyone at Our Lady Of Muswell… we will be checking in on you to see how the scores for each class are along the way!

Our Lady of Muswell Hill Primary 2

“Dear Sam,

Thankyou both so much for a great morning – the children and staff were buzzing all day from it.
Jermaine’s message to the children was very inspirational and definately struck a cord with them.

We’ve added info about his visit to our website so have a look, we are also hoping it will be in the local paper”

Audrey Galvin(Dep Head Teacher)

Dunkirk Primary School

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

The Aquinas Foundation wanted to do something a little bit different for Dunkirk Primary School this week. We provided the school with an exciting prize for the class who had achieved the best results for attendance in the last 2 terms. We delivered 30 doughnuts straight from the Nottingham Doughnut Company and we surprised the winning class in their weekly assembly!

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The children had no idea what was in the boxes and we definitely did not disappoint!! they were thrilled with the prize and even the children who didn’t win this time were excited to think they could be in for a prize such as this the next time!!

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Well done to all of the children who managed to get such great attendance scores. We will be supporting Dunkirk throughout the year… look out for the winners of the next attendance poll, there maybe some Easter treats coming their way!
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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