The families at Stower Provost have again been very generous this year in making up Christmas shoe-boxes for disadvantaged children in Montenegro, Romania and Tanzania. For many of these poor families, this will be the only present they receive at Christmas. A total of 13 boxes was collected by the local Rotary Club who organised the transportation to other countries.
The contents of the boxes include toiletries, small toys, pens and pencils and crayons, hats, scarves, gloves and games or puzzles. We have been donating boxes to this appeal for the last four years and each year we try (successfully) to increase the number of boxes.
We have welcomed an Olympic gold medallist, Peter Wilson M.B.E., to our school to help us celebrate Commonwealth Day. He inspired the children with his stories of how he won gold but also the importance of striving to do your best. In March this year, the Mayor of Gillingham officiated and enjoyed being interviewed by the school council.
We are now developing our links with a school in Kenya, sharing letters and pictures with children there and learning about how different children’s experiences are around the world.
We place a strong emphasis on the British Values of:
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
We encourage the children to learn more about how these values impact on life in Britain, and for the whole school community to show respect for these values at all times.