At Tennyson Road Primary School we sponsor a boy called Emesu Junior (Known as Junior) through a charity called 'Hands for Hope'. Junior lives in Uganda in Africa. Unable to attend school without financial support we pay an annual sponsorship fee so that Junior can attend school to learn. Junior is now 9 years old and we have sponsored him since he was 4. It has been fantastic to see his progress through his class reports. We regularly have contact with the charity and they send us updates of how he is doing. Children are fully aware of Junior and his story, we have a Junior display at both sites so that they are kept informed of his progress. Classes at Tennyson Road Primary School also hold fundraising events to raise money for his sponsorship fees. We also used the money raised during our 2016 Red Nose appeal to send directly to the charity. We asked them to buy what the children needed-which was books and games. It was fantastic to see the children with their new resources bought with our Red Nose day donations.
Christmas jumper for Junior
The school council are holding a competition for children to design a Christmas jumper for Junior. This is to raise funds so that we are able to buy new books and resources for Junior ready for the spring term. If your child would like to take part please can they colour/decorate the Christmas jumper on the sheet in their chosen theme/design and send it into school with 50p. There will be five winners from each class, prizes will be given out on the last day of term, Wednesday 20th December.
Please note the deadline for entries has been extended until Monday 18th December.