St Herbert's RC Primary School

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Summer Fair, Sunday 2nd July, 2017

Many thanks to all our volunteers who helped us raise a total of around £2,000 towards the Playground Project. Thank you to everyone who came along to support the Summer Fair and make it a wonderful day. 

Friends of St Herbert's School - Registered Charity - 1166132

Sensory Room Project

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Work has now commenced on the Sensory Room, visit the sensory room page to follow the progress. Many thanks for all your support in raising funds. 

Family Cabaret Night, Friday 3rd February 2017

Many thanks to all parents and staff that attended and supported our cabaret night and helped to raise a total of £960.78! 

Mr & Mrs Milligan came out of retirement for one night only to provide the entertainment. 

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Our main song Christmas is Coming! will be available for digital download on iTunes, Google Play & Amazon Digital Music.

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St Herbert's Sensory Room

The world we live in is so fast paced, that all children (and adults) would benefit from time out in a relaxing and calming environment.

Our dream is to create our own Sensory Room, to benefit all children and in particular our most vulnerable children.

We have been overwhelmed with the response so far to our sensory room appeal!  From cake sales to swim and dives, scooter rides to car washes, paintings to sky dives, there is no end to the talents of our amazing children! The teachers' favourite has to be the sponsored silences though!  We are also doing so well with the school council's 'copper' appeal! Some of the cartons are so full that we can barely lift them!  This project has brought our entire community together; children, staff, visitors, past pupils, families and our wider parish family.  We are so proud of everyone!  Keep up the good work and remember:

"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

Matthew: 25:40

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We are looking to raise in the region of £30,000 to create our sensory room.  Not an easy task!  We are asking our school community to come together to help to make this dream a reality. 

·      Perhaps you work for a company that may consider making a donation to our fund. 

·      Maybe you and your children are feeling energetic and could take part in a sponsored event. 

·      Do you have any ideas for fundraising events that you would be willing to help us with?

As the saying goes ‘every little helps!’  We would ask you to support us in any way you can.

We have set the children a £10 challenge! Attached is a sponsorship form and we are asking each child to do a sponsored event outside of school, with the aim of raising at least £10 each.  Please return your completed sponsorship form and money in an envelope to school as soon as you have it.  We would also love to see pictures or videos of the children taking part in their sponsored event. 

Please email them to:

Whilst we cannot reply to emails received at this address, we will certainly share them with the children.

Many thanks in advance, as we know how supportive you always are!  We will keep you posted on our fundraising.

Mrs Milligan, Mrs C McManus and Mrs Bradbury  

(Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher and SENCO)

The benefits of sensory play are well known. They provide an oasis of relaxation which is vital for children’s emotional health, a place where they can rest and become interested in their environment. Some will simply lie down and enjoy the magic while for others they will engage in the more interactive areas.

These experiences also provide a myriad of benefits for children with special needs, encouraging hand and eye coordination, and the development of social and language skills. An overactive child or distressed child can be comforted and calmed, an inactive child become engaged. Sensory rooms are particularly useful for children with sight or hearing problems or for children with varying degrees of attention deficiency disorders.