Reflection Time and Prayer of the Day

Good Morning Brown Clee!

I hope you had a good weekend – and it looks like the good weather is back so for those children in school don’t forget your sun hats and sun screen!

This time last year we had a visit from Joy Murphy, a trustee of our school charity, Karibuni Children.  She talked to the whole school about the work that Karibuni does for the children and communities in Kenya and we set up a project in the Autumn to collect pencils and coloured pencils for Joy and her team to take out to Kenya this Spring – which they did and we were hoping to see Joy again this summer to hear all about her trip!  Sadly this couldn’t happen due to the coronavirus.

You can hear about the good work that Karibuni Children carries out here:

Last week, Archie B in Class 2, came to me with an absolutely brilliant idea!  He has remembered Joy and the Karibuni project and wants to help them again.  His idea is for the whole school (staff, parents and governors included!) to carry out a ‘virtual’ Kenyan Safari around the border of Kenya in a week and ask for sponsorship or donations to help Karibuni.  The distance we are aiming for is 2,141 miles – and you can travel it in any way you want to – walk, run, cycle, skip or swim (if you have a pool at home!) and we are going to do the challenge in the week beginning 6th July.  Do you think we can do this – travel 2,141 miles in 7 days????

Click on Archie to hear what he has to say about his challenge!

Archie

We are going to start on the coast near Mombasa, as Karibuni have a project nearby, the Hunajeza Project in a small town called Nyalani, and then head north to the border with Ethiopia before heading West.  Can we get back to Mombasa in a week??

Archie has asked if you could send in your mileage and photos of you doing them to me head@brownclee.shropshire.sch.uk and I will keep a running tally on the website throughout the week of 6th – 12th July.  I will also keep everyone informed of where we are on the journey as we travel around Kenya together!

We would really love to help make a difference to the children and families in Kenya – and we have set up an online Virgin Money Giving page to allow parents, friends and families to make donations.as we felt this would be the easiest way for people to support this good cause.

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-portal/fundraiserPage?pageId=1188552

So we have got 2 weeks until we start Archie’s Kenyan Safari Challenge – can we travel 2,141 miles in 7 days as a school team??  Have a think of how you are going to do it, and what African animal you could be?  Maybe you could make a mask, or wear a costume and we can post these photos!

Let’s see if we can help Archie to make a difference to the lives of the children in Kenya…

Prayer of the Day

Dear God,
Thank you for all the food that we enjoy.
Thank you for our homes and our clothes.
Thank you that, when we are sick, we are given medicine.
Thank you for our schools.
Please help us to be generous people.
Please help us to realise that we can make a difference to the lives of others.
Amen.