King's Hawford

16 June

Going Green – Charity Day at King’s Hawford

A huge thank you to the King’s Hawford community for going green and making this year’s Charity Day another one to remember.

From weird and wonderful sustainable costumes and our very first cereal box domino rally, to competitions and sweet treats from the King’s Hawford Sweet Stall, it was an action-packed day in the glorious sunshine.

Getting our Trashion Fix

It wouldn’t be a charity day without a bit of fancy dress, so the children were asked to create a costume or accessory out of recycled or re-used materials. We received a fantastic response, with children participating throughout the school, even those in Kindergarten. We were dazzled with homemade skirts and dresses, old clothes that had been upcycled to create completely new outfits, fabulous creations made from old cardboard boxes and newspapers. The school was absolutely full of colour and we were blown away by the creativity shown.

Strike a Pose – The Trashion Show

Mr Stigant had the tough job of judging the costumes and selecting a number of finalists from each year group to participate in the Trashion Show and strut their stuff on the King’s Hawford catwalk.

Although we missed being together as a school to support the show, the children enjoyed watching in their classrooms via Zoom as the trashion models lit up the runway and brought sustainable fashion to life.

A Cerealously good Domino Rally

Thank you to everyone who donated a box of cereal for our first ever cereal domino rally! We’re pleased to report that it was a resounding success as you can see from the video below.

The cereal boxes will now be taken to the Worcester Food Bank.

Competition Time

In the run up to Green Day, the children have been working on their very own Switch If Off posters to remind staff and pupils to switch off lights and appliances when leaving the classroom. We received some wonderful posters and we’re delighted to announce the winners as Teddy C for the lower school, and Anya R for the upper school.  We are looking forward to seeing your posters around the school very soon.

Well done also to the winners of our ‘Endangered Animal Cuddly Toy Competition’.  The children were asked to submit names for a number of endangered animals, and we’re pleased to announce the winners as follows:

Bamboo the Panda – Finn, Yr 2
Gus the Gorilla – Alfie, KG2
Splash the Dolphin – Harvey, Yr 5
Runner the Rhino – George, Yr1
Aqua the Turtle – Grace, Yr3
Tiger Lilly the Tiger – Florrie, Yr1
Flash the Jaguar – Erin, Yr4
Rory the Lion – Olive, Yr1
Rainbow the Penguin – Elsie, KG2
Roxy the Orangutan, Aurelia, Rec
Dotty the Amur Leopard – Isabella, Yr3
Mittens the Snow Leopard – Thomas, Yr2
Posey the Polar Bear – Orla, Yr1
Kenya the Elephant – Florence, Yr6

All in the Name of Charity

Sustainability is something that we place great importance on here at King’s Hawford. Working with our pupil led Eco Council, we are constantly looking at new ways to do our bit for the planet. Some of them are quick wins – switching off more lights and electronic devices, whilst others will take a little longer to achieve, such as going paperless (although this is an area we have made great strides in).

Green Day gave us the chance to encourage discussions with the children about the importance of the environment, whilst raising money for our chosen charities. We had a little fun along the way too.

Once again, a huge thank you to the Hawford community for supporting our Charity Day. It was a fantastic effort from pupils, parents and our wonderful staff body.

Green Day raised £506.60, which we will add to the £184 raised from our recent cake sale. The money will go to our chosen charities, WWF and Canal & River Trust.