Maggie Pollock Award Winner 2017
Kimberley has been an amazing volunteer this year, she has volunteered in school throughout this year and she has helped out in class on a variety of occasions without being asked to do so. Kimberley has volunteered at home, she feeds the cats, waters the plants, helps her mum with the shopping, she helps tidy the house and her bedroom including helping to redecorate her room. Kimberley has also volunteered to help family members; she helped Grandad by feeding the cat, opening tins for him and tidy up and she helped her Aunty by hoovering the whole house.
Kimberley has volunteered in the local community by helping her local hairdressers by sweeping up, tidying up and making drinks for the customers. She has also taken the neighbour’s dog for a walk when she was unable to get out of the house. Kimberley has also volunteered at Girl Guides, cleaned out the horses, adopted an endangered animal the list of volunteering is endless.
Kimberley has recorded all of her volunteering this year in a special book and it was a pleasure to read – well done and thank you very much for working so hard to make a difference to your family, the school and the community.
Maggie Pollock Award Runner Up
Emily Dennison for continuously volunteering to help her teacher out with jobs around the classroom and for always volunteering to help her parents and her family with jobs around the house. Emily volunteered to cut the grass, walk the dog, clean her room, wash the dishes and feed the dog, as well as many other volunteering tasks. Well done Emily keep up the volunteering.
Lolita Cerkauskraite - for always volunteering to help her mum out with jobs around the house – tidying her room, taking the dog for a walk, washing the dishes, hoovering and polishing the house. Well done Lolita keep up the volunteering.
Maggie Pollock Award 2016
Congratulations to the following children who were in the running to win the Maggie Pollock Award for Making an Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community.
Runners Up - Harley Walker
Harley is continuously volunteering to help her teacher out with jobs around the classroom and always volunteers to help her mum with jobs around the house. Harley has signed up to the RSPB and looks out for injured animals and birds to take to the vet.
Runner Up – Alex Barnes
Alex is always helping his teacher with odd jobs in his break times and lunch times. He also asks other teachers and the office if they need any jobs done during his own time
Winner - Sophie Downes
Sophie has volunteered in school throughout this year, she has helped out in class on a variety of occasions without being asked to do so. Sophie has also volunteered at home, completing chores for her parents, she helps mum out with washing, pairing socks and putting it away. She tidies up, helps with dishes after dinner and any odd jobs around the house. Sophie belongs to a Beaver club and attends events, she is one medal away from moving up to the next group. She also completed a voluntary walk to show her appreciation for the war - with the poppies etc.
In school she took upon the role to deliver the registers when the job wasn’t filled. She comes in every morning early and helps me set up (getting books ready, pencil sharpening, setting this out). Sophie offers to give up her lunch/break to sharpen pencils. Sophie is always the role model in the class that I can ask to complete a job for me, and I know she will always say yes!
Well done to everyone who did any volunteering over this year and thank you very much for working so hard to make a difference to your family and the school.
Maggie Pollock Award for Outstanding contribution to the community
This year we once again celebrated our Pupils Volunteering. Please find below the Winner and Runners up for the Maggie Pollock Award for Outstanding Contribution to the community. This year there is one overall winner as this pupil has made an outstanding contribution to the community. There are 5 runners up this year as they have also volunteered and contributed to the school, their home and the community. Well done to all of our winners!
Winner – Laura Burroughs has volunteered in school throughout this year, she has helped out in class on a variety of occasions without being asked to do so. Laura has also volunteered at home, completing chores for her parents e.g. hovering, setting the table, prepared the dinner, housework , cleaned out the guinea park, sorting out the washing, cleaned up the garden, walked the dog, making cakes for the community and many other things. Laura, the adults in her class and her parents have recorded all of Laura’s volunteering this year in a special book and it was a pleasure to read – well done and thank you very much for working so hard to make a difference to your family, the school and the community.
These children have volunteered in school and at home and have made a contribution the school and the community.
Alex Barnes – 2V
Connor Wilks-Petrie – 3I
Lucy Attewell – 6M
Zeenah Lalmahomed – 2D
Patryja Fabisz – 4R
Visit to Collins House
On Thursday, Miss Arnott and Mrs Baverstock took 5 children to Collins House in Grays. They sang songs and played skittles with the residents and spent some quality time just chatting. The residents were extremely happy to see them and we have been asked to return in September.
After school on Tuesday about 30 children stayed behind to design meal placemats for the Meals on Wheels service. There were some great designs which have been laminated and will be used by Meals on Wheels shortly.
Look at some of our designs. Thank you to everyone to volunteered their own time.
We would like to say a HUGE well done to Leonie Hale who found £30 whilst out shopping with her mum at Lakeside this week. Whilst it might have been very tempting to keep the money Leonie did the right thing and handed it in to a policeman at the centre.
I’m sure that you will have made someone’s Christmas with your fantastic community spirit – Well Done Leonie !!!!!
As part of our volunteering programme, all pupils were asked to enter a ‘Decorate a Christmas Cake’ Competition in conjunction with Leatherland Lodge (a local elderly residential home).
All pupils designed their own Christmas Cakes and Leatherland Lodge choose the finalists.
Please see the finalists designs below.
We are pleased to announce that the winner of the Christmas Cake Competition was Syndie Wheatley.
Miss Mulcahy and 5 children attended Leatherland Lodge on Friday 13th December to actually make and decorate Syndie’s winning Cake design. Congratulations!
Don't Forget you can volunteer at home! Just ask who ever lives with you at home to write a note in your PAL explaining what volunteering you have been doing. Then show your teacher. Miss Arnott will keep a record of your volunteering efforts.
Maybe you could achieve the Maggie Pollock Award this year!
Look at our fabulous volunteering!
We are working towards the Maggie Pollock Award for Outstanding contribution to the community.
As part of our celebration of Harvest and in support of their new Volunteering Scheme some children volunteered to make cakes on Saturday morning and Monday after school.
On Tuesday 23rd October 2012 our volunteers went to Derwent Parade to hand out cakes to the local community.
Pupil Volunteer Gardening Event
On the 8th June Pupils at Shaw Primary Academy volunteered their time to improve the garden areas in our school grounds. Everybody worked really hard and Shaw Primary Academy is full of lovely plants and flowers again.
Maggie Pollock Award Presentation
Congratulations to Teigan Osborne who won the Maggie Pollock Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community. Well done!
Maggie Pollock attended our Prize Giving Ceremony to present Teigan with her award.