World Porridge Day - Wednesday 6 October 2021

13 Years Lucky!

Having raised a whopping £11,658.98 including Gift Aid last year for Mary's Meals, we are keen to improve on our current total of £330.74 towards this year's target of £10,401.76. Yes, it sounds a lot, but that will provide a daily meal in school for every child at Makalanga School in Malawi in the current academic year (675 are now on roll, up from 622 last year). It still costs just £15.90 to feed a child for a year. Click here for our fundraising site if you would like to donate. 

You can also find our Mary's Meal fundraising page by visiting and then searching ‘Princethorpe’ in the search box.

We are now in our 13th year of fundraising and we are proud to be continuing our tradition of World Porridge Day and our Welly Wanging Competition in school. This year it takes place on Wednesday 6 October. Porridge will be on sale at break time with funds going to Mary's Meals. Cash donations for all those participating in the welly wanging. 33 metres is the distance to beat, a record set by Ben Wardman back in 2012.

Meanwhile, Mary's Meals has just passed an extraordinary landmark - they are now providing a daily meal in school for 2 million children. See their website for more on their amazing work. 

Pink Day - Friday 15 October 2021

Pink Day will be taking place on Friday 15 October - this is our annual fundraiser for breast cancer charities. Please bring in £2 for the charity pot for the pleasure of a non-uniform day, and dress to impress in Pink. 



Chaplaincy Shoe Box Appeal 2021 - Final Reminder

The Chaplaincy is again supporting the St Anne's Parish Shoe Box Appeal, to provide gifts for children who would not otherwise receive a Christmas present. This year the boxes are being distributed by Teams4U who operate around the world supporting community initiatives aiming to improve the lives of children through education, healthcare, training, financial assistance, and delivering shoeboxes.

Each shoebox will be given to a vulnerable child, or family, through schools, nurseries, hospitals and orphanages.

The aim of T4U is that each box is given in relationship with the local community as part of a long-term commitment to these children. This includes financing pre-school programmes to support their education and development.

We are encouraging everyone to bring one item.

What these children need most are educational and hygiene supplies, e.g.

•           Toothbrush and toothpaste

•           Hairbrush/comb

•           Facecloth and soap

•           Stationery/pens/pencils/paper

Please also include a few small gifts, e.g.

•           A soft toy, ball, game, puzzle, stickers, balloons

•           Gloves/hats/scarves

Homecare Family Shoe Boxes

•           Cooking utensils (no knives), candles, hairbrush plastic utensils (plates, bowls, cutlery)

•           Soap, small Christmas decorations, small decorative items, small saucepans

•           T-towels (preferably quite decorative), plastic containers, washing line pegs

•           Washing up cloths

All items may be left in G12a or at the Student Hub by 5 October 2021.

Mary Benham
Chaplaincy Co-ordinator


Cash4Coins - Reminder

Maybe there are a few old coins or notes lurking in the back of a drawer, a pocket or a handbag? Why not round them up and put them to good use? All donations would be gratefully received and all money raised will be split between UK projects of the SVP (St Vincent de Paul Society), including support for the homeless, elderly, handicapped and those coming out of prison and an overseas SVP project helping to fund secondary school education children - especially girls - in India. Click here to discover what the SVP organisation is about and how your donation can help.

The money can be current or out of date, British or foreign; anything is welcome! We already have 8kg, but we need more!!

Click here and watch the video to see how cash4coins works. This is what you can donate:

  • All foreign coins and banknotes
  • Current UK coins and banknotes
  • Any old British and Irish money
  • Even obsolete currency!
  • Please send in money in a strong envelope labelled ‘Rod Isaacs - Cash4Coins’.

We raised a spectacular amount last year.....

Many thanks

Rod Isaacs
Assistant Head of Sixth Form