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Team Bagpuss

Thank you so much for supporting 'Team Bagpuss', as they embark on the Tunbridge Wells half marathon on Sunday 21st February 2016 at 9am. An amazing £1358.88 (including gift aid) has been raised so far. This will make a HUGE difference to the work that Hospices of Hope does - THANK YOU. In case you wondered where Bagpuss comes into all of this, Oliver Postgate, the creator of Bagpuss, helped to finance the first Children's Wing of Hospices of Hope in 2002. Oliver was a great supporter of Hospices of Hope and when he passed away in December 2008, he gave Hospices of Hope the right to use the Bagpuss name and character in their fundraising efforts. 

As you can see, Bagpuss joined the incredible Bishops Down Running Club on Wednesday morning, where they shared lots of running tips with him - did you spot him? Bagpuss will be out for a couple more adventures before the big day, so do wave if you spot him!

Team Bagpuss :-)

You can sponsor the team at:

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=BishopsDown&isTeam=true

Year 2 enjoy a reptile visit!

For their Living Things and Habitat Project children from Year 2 were visited by The Reptile Man and his amazing creatures!   The children spent time cuddling and touching the animals and were then taught how the reptiles have adapted for their ever changing habitat.  The children learnt many interesting facts for their non-fiction work too.   Well done Y2 - you were very brave indeed!

 

Run Bishops Down, Run!!

We are excited to announce that we have a Team of 7 running the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon on February 21st February 2016! The team consists of teachers, parents and governors from Bishops Down Primary School and they will be raising money for our school charity Hospices of Hope, who care for the terminally ill in Romania. ‚ÄčAs promised (if the team exceeded 6 people), Mrs Wilson, Year 5 teacher, will be wearing the Hospice's giant Bagpuss Costume - see whether you can spot her out training in the lead up! 

The team would love to raise as much money as possible for charity, so please follow their Virgin Money Page to donate! Thank you in advance.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=BishopsDown&isTeam=true

 

Forest School

Year 3 children having fun during their Forest School session in the last week of the Autumn Term 2015.   

Welcome Back - Term 3, 2016

Welcome back after the Christmas and New Year celebrations - we do hope all the children are rested and ready to make 2016 a great year.   We would like to welcome new staff:  Miss Woodcock, Teacher in YR, Chestnut Class; Mr Harvey, Teacher in Y5, Redwood Class and Miss Sharman, Teaching Assistant Y5, Pine Class.

 

 

 

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