Author Archives: Judith Kirkby

October 2017 Sports Activities

October 2017

Cross Country

The runners represented the school very well with special mentions to Ella (y6) for her 4th place finish, Hayden 14th, Jake 17th place, Ruby for her 20th place and an extra special mention to Aimee for her superb effort after leading her race only to be injured midway through but having the grit to finish strongly.

Girl’s Football

Here’s a write up of the victorious girls from Monday!!

GOAL-DWIN GIRLS!!
The Bishop Harvey Goodwin y5/6 girls football team came top of their group at Monday’s annual tournament at RRCA to qualify for the County Finals in Barrow next month.

From their six group games the girls won 3 (M/Mary’s 4-0, Shankhill 1-0 and Inglewood 1-0) and drew 3 (0-0 Brook St, 0-0 Norman St and 0-0 Belle Vue) to top their group and not concede a goal in the process! Well done girls and good luck in the next round!

 

Sporting Event with Invictus Games Athlete

The School was very excited to welcome GB Wheelchair Rugby Player Stuart Robinson to the school on Friday, 13 October. Stuart was a Royal Air Force Regiment Force Protection multiple commander from 1999 until 2013. Injured in Afghanistan in 2013, Stuart had to have both legs amputated. Since then, Stuart turned to wheelchair rugby and competed in the Invictus Games in 2014.

Stuart led a sponsored fitness circuit with all pupils, and a follow-up with a talk and question and answer session. The aim of the event was to inspire the pupils to take up sport generally, but just as importantly to encourage them to discover and then pursue their passion in life.

 

 

Link to school in Goa via Mrs HIll

Hi Mrs Hill,

 

Thank you for your lovely email. Of course you would be very welcome to visit Mango House on your holiday to Goa. We appreciate all the support that we receive but its always special when support comes from other children. This means that they have learnt a little about other children who don’t have quite such a good start in life but with a little help can go to school and have the chance of a better life in future. It’s also important I think to learn that children at Mango House don’t have a lot but they are very happy too which is also a good lesson.

 

Did you have a rough idea of possible dates in mind? I’m in Goa myself from 13th November so if it fits in after that it would be good but its no more problem if not, we are usually pretty busy on 14th November as its Children’s Day but other than that we are open Monday to Friday from about 9.15 to 5. We have pre-primary school in the morning until around 12.30 and then older children 6 and up from around 1.30 when they have lunch and then tuition classes until around 4.45. The last half hour or so every day is always playtime but Friday afternoon is a nice time to visit as they only do very short tuition class and then are free to play for the rest of the afternoon. If you want to visit for the day its good to come along around 10.30 so you will catch early lunch for pre-primary. There is a good and cheap AC restaurant close by Mango House where its nice to go for an hour in the gap between pre-primary going home and older children arriving. If you would like to put on an activity for a class one afternoon they’d be very happy to escape tuition class!

 

We are happy to give some ideas of what would be good to bring if the children are wanting to send something but just while I remember to ask – we are really desperate for second IT equipment like secondhand lap tops both for our staff and so that we can set up an area where older children can drop in to do their assignments etc. I don’t know if it might be possible to ask through school if anyone has an old unused laptop it would be very much appreciated.

 

By chance I do know something about C Of E schools as my grandson goes to one, it always sounds to me like all schools were when I was younger and a good foundation for any child.

 

We have a quarterly email newsletter. The latest one went out quite recently and you can find it here http://mangotreegoa.org/Newsletter2017Q3.htm I’ve added you to our list but please feel free to unsubscribe if you would rather not receive it. Lastly if you are a facebook user we do have a facebook page which we regularly update with news and information which you can find here https://www.facebook.com/MangoTreeGoaCharity

 

Looking forward to arranging for you to visit.

 

Best Wishes

 

Jane Grimshaw

Trustee

Air Ambulamce Visit