Following the collection that the school did last week for the Willow Foundation, we received a lovely thank you from the Willow Team…
“Dear Mrs Massey,
Thank you all so much for your contribution, it is great to see the pupils getting involved with helping an amazing cause. You were one of the very few local primary schools that were willing to get involved so again, thank you so much for helping us out. We got very little support from others which is why your contribution meant so much.
We were given the challenge to raise money for Willow Foundation, we had to turn £100 into £1,000. We aimed to do this as well as more, our target was £2,000 but we also wanted to raise awareness which was why I contacted you in the first place.
You raised £58.86 for Willow Foundation, this is an amazing achievement and we are so grateful. The challenge finished today and Team Falcon raised an amazing £3,042.19 altogether and you helped us to achieve this. I told the rest of my team, Willow and the dragons about your fundraising and they also wanted me to send a massive thank you on their behalf.”
Remembrance marked as always at Howe Dell. Silence again on Friday for older children at 11am.
A lovely, moving Remembrance Service
@HoweDellSchool today - a really special community event! Congratulations to all involved - Mayor Lynne Sparks
Lovely pics taken at
@HoweDellSchool Remembrance Service. So impressed by concentration & participation of children. Honoured to be a guest - Cllr Pat Mabbott
Air Cadets Frankie & Jack give the salute at the lovely
@HoweDellSchool Remembrance Service - Onslow St Audrey's
What a lovely occasion. Cadets proud to parade at the lovely
@HoweDellSchool Remembrance Service & lower our section flag during last post. Onslow St Audrey's
Excellent service, beautifully observed by the children.
I liked it all!
Love & respect to all those who we lost and those who did return. Always remember.
Beautiful & poignant, thank you.
A great experience! Everyone was great too.
Lovely service as usual, I’ll miss it!
The speeches and 2 minutes was very nice.
A time to contemplate how lucky we are.
A wonderful occasion – so refreshing that children are reminded of the past but with the emphasis on peace and gratitude for those who gave their lives so that we might have it.
Loved returning to Howe Dell to see all the fantastic children and teachers.
I remember when we stood outside for 2 minutes.
A wonderful event.
Remember to wear your poppy for people who died.
I liked returning to Howe Dell and watching the assembly.
Very good effort.
Lovely service of remembrance.
Proud to be part of your service.
Thank you for such a lovely service.
A lovely occasion to remember the fallen, always in our hearts.
Returning to Howe Dell was amazing, has it changed? The assembly today was very good!!
I love it that things changed.
Delighted to be a part of this beautiful occasion.
I liked the marching.
How does our School develop community links?
Community projects are a regular feature of Howe Dell, enhanced over the years by strong links and shared leadership between the School and Children Centre. Here are just some of the events we have been involved in, working with families, neighbours and local business. We have also been partners In Learning internationally through Microsoft and further links overseas through British Council or Hertfordshire led visits abroad, for staff and visitors from America and China to learn from our site and provision. Recently, our children have used technology to access live contact with business links abroad for debate and for a virtual tour of an Italian bean factory!