It was with sadness that we read of the passing of Captain Sir Tom Moore yesterday.
The World War II soldier, who rose to the public eye by walking 100 laps of his garden as he approached his 100th birthday, raised almost £33million for NHS charities and shone brightly with his message of determination and hope at a time when it was needed most.
Following his remarkable fund-raising achievement, and since reaching 100 years old, Tom went on to have many great experiences including a number one song with Michael Ball, and, at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award ceremony, winning the 'Helen Rollason Award' and having the 'Unsung Hero Award' named after him. He also received the honorary title of 'Colonel'.
He capped off a remarkable year by being knighted in a special investiture by Queen Elizabeth II and became Captain Sir Tom. The Queen led tributes to Captain Sir Tom yesterday, "recognising the inspiration he provided for the whole nation and others across the world".
Nowadays, the words 'legend' and 'inspiration' may be used a little freely, however, with Captain Sir Tom - they seem to fit well.
Captain Sir Tom was indeed a great source of inspiration and leaves a legacy of hope, encapsulated by his wise words, "Tomorrow will be a good day."
God bless you, Captain Sir Tom.
As a proud church school, we know the importance of prayer in our lives. In an open letter, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York invite everyone across the country - whether they have faith or not - to pause, reflect on the pandemic, and to pray.
The Archbishops give thanks for NHS and social care staff, who they describe as “a blessing and lifeline for our nation”; for clergy; other frontline workers; and “so many good neighbours”. They give thanks for the development of vaccines and reiterate a call to everyone to take the vaccine when it is offered.
They also urge people to support each other both by following the guidelines to limit the spread of the virus, and in practical ways, reaching out in care and kindness.
To read the letter in full, please click here.
Applications for a place in our lovely school's Reception Class to start in September 2021, should be submitted by Friday 15th January.
If you wish for your child to come and join our happy school family, please submit your application through the link below:
For further information, please contact school on 01538 702355 (opt 5), or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bishop Rawle team are thrilled to announce the arrival of the beautiful Roman James Stanway, who was born on Tuesday 23rd June. I am sure you will join us in wishing Mrs Stanway and her husband a huge congratulations on the birth of their perfect baby boy and we wish them all the very best for their exciting new journey!
On Saturday 16th May, Mrs Hamer should have been taking part in the MoonWalk London, raising awareness for the breast cancer charity 'Walkthewalk' but this was cancelled. Mrs Hamer completed the 26.2 miles via a figure of eight on an area directly behind her house! This was a total of 608 laps!
Please follow the link below if you would like to make a small donation.
Well done Mrs Hamer!
We need painted pebbles of all rainbow colours inscribed with the word 'LOVE' on them for Holy Saturday - 11th April 2020.
If you can find some pebbles, please paint them in any rainbow colour and write the word LOVE on them.
If you are on your daily exercise and passing the Rectory Healing Garden on Church Street, there is a bucket in the garden for these to be left in.
As we approach the Easter holidays, many of our Key Workers may require care for children.
Although our school will close to all pupils on THURSDAY 2nd APRIL until MONDAY 20th APRIL, we are delighted that, across our Multi Academy Trust, we have two organisations open and offering to provide this care most days, both of whom would welcome children of those parents who have to work in their roles as Key Workers in these uncertain times. If you require this service during Easter, commencing Friday 3rd April, please contact one of organisations below for further details.
(here at Bishop Rawle C.E. Primary, Cheadle)
07579 017178/ 01538 756860;
(on site at St. Werburgh’s C.E. Primary, Kingsley)
As you know, some children are eligible for Free School Meals, depending upon a number of factors.
During this period of school closure, the provision of these lunches will continue for those families who let us know us that they wish to receive them, but as you would expect, this will be done in a different way.
As this may be a little confusing, just to clarify: all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are currently eligible for a daily school meal as part of the Government’s ‘Universal Infant Free School Meals’ initiative. This is different to ‘Free School Meals’.
Being in receipt of ‘Free School Meals’, also currently provides benefits for children when in school, and includes provision of lunch items during the school day (in term-time) during this period of closure due to the Coronavirus. To see if your child is eligible for ‘Free School Meals’ please click here and visit the 'School Dinners' section for more information. **If you have previously completed the application and your child currently receives Free School Meals (not solely as part of the 'Universal Infant Free School Meals' programme), then there is no need to reapply.
We are very proud to announce that our new sports kit has arrived! As you can see from the pictures, we have gone for our traditional colours of yellow and blue.
The children are very excited and cannot wait to get the kit dirty!
Phoebe in Y6 said, "The new sports kit makes me feel very proud, it's very comfy and soft. I definitely think that Bishop Rawle has a very good chance of winning this year!"
Thomas agreed that the new kit is fabulous, " The new sports kit feels really nice and silky. I feel so proud to be able to wear the Bishop Rawle sports kit. I think we have the best kit ever!"
As you will know from the media, the cases of Coronavirus (Covid 19) are currently increasing in the west midlands and globally. As a school, we are continuing to talk to children about the importance of washing hands thoroughly, maintaining good hygiene and acting in a sensible manner to reduce the spreading of any germs.
For further information on how we can all play our part in reducing the spread of the virus, please read the letter in the column to the right of this article.