We would like to share the following fundraising story with you. Mary was the grandmother of one of our students here at Red Kite. We are overwhelmed with the generous amount of £1334.23 raised by contributors and we send enormous thanks to Mary's family.
"We’re raising money in memory of Mary Hale, a much loved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and great friend. Mary’s enduring legacy is the love and pride that she had for her family and friends and we’d like to raise money in her name to provide a tangible representation of that legacy.
Henry, pictured sitting on Mary’s knee in the cover photograph, is one of Mary’s seven grandchildren. Henry has special needs and attends Red Kite Special Academy In Corby, Northamptonshire. The Academy is a vibrant school where children are enthusiastic and motivated to achieve endless possibilities. The Academy staff work tirelessly to ensure that pupils will be happy, confident and that the opportunities provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future.
The Academy is currently developing its outdoor areas so that there are more shady spaces and benches to compliment the previously established outdoor classroom. The aim is to ensure that pupils have every possible opportunity to enjoy lessons outdoors.
With your help we can contribute to the provision of some of the facilities required and, at the same time, ensure that Mary’s legacy extends to the wider community, whilst retaining that very special family association.”
GENEROUS DONATIONS FROM FREEMASONS
A huge thank you to members of Corby's Masonic Lodge for their extremely generous donation of £3000 towards play equipment for the school. This is on top of a substantial donation previously received from them for help towards the cost of our mini bus. The cheque was personally delivered to school by the senior group officer, Jim Spence along with other members and the event was photographed by the Northants Telegraph.
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Thank you so much for your generous donations to this years Backwards Advent Calendar event. We managed to collect an incredible amount of donations that will help local families massively over Christmas and into the new year.
The donations were delivered to the local St Peter and St Andrews church on Beanfield Avenue this week and the organisers asked us to pass on their thanks to you all.
E-Scooters! Important information
Autistic Children Embraced (ACE)
THIS GROUP IS CURRENTLY UNABLE TO MEET AT RED KITE DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS
Autistic Children Embraced (ACE) is a parent support group in Corby offering help, support, information and friendship to make life easier for families.
The group meets once a month here at Red Kite Special Academy, Purbeck Drive from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
The group is open to anyone who needs help or support. If you suspect, are waiting for, or have a diagnosis, of Autism or a Autistic Spectrum Diagnosis then you're welcome to join. ACE tries to help anyone who attends, and if they can't help they will signpost to the correct contact. There is no cost for this.
For more information call or text your details to: 07756523728 (If no reply, leave a message and ACE will get back to you) or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find us on Facebook under Corby ACE (Autistic Children Embraced).
Taste Original, Corby.
A special thank you...
We are so grateful for all the fundraising and support we have received from Taste Original in Corby since we have opened. Their commitment has been incredible and has helped us to raise funds towards our school mini bus and the equipment in our new ICT Suite. We received yet more funds on their last visit which were raised from a staff raffle and we thank each of them for their generousity.
After the success of last year, they will be hosting another Red Kite Cup football tournament in the spring. This is an opportunity for local companies to come together for a fun filled day and raise money in the process. Further details will be published once they are finalised. For more information, please visit their facebook page 'Project Red Kite'.
Rock Climbing at Maplefields
This half term, some of our secondary children have been lucky enough to go over to Maplefields School and use their climbing wall facilities. This is a great physical activity for them and we know they are thoroughly enjoying their visits. We thank Maplefields for allowing us to use this facility.
KS2 Community Kurling Competition 16th January 2020
It was so lovely to have schools across the borough join us at Red Kite in our first community Kurling competition. Although we didn't win, we had so much fun and we thank all the schools for taking part.
When the PCSO came to visit Badgers Class...
For topic recently, Badgers class have been learning all about the different kinds of jobs that are available to them. As part of the learning experience (and as a treat!) they invited the community PCSO Steve to come in and talk about his job role. Steve kindly shared his experiences with them and answered any questions the children had. They also got to climb inside the police car and see how all the gadgets worked. I wonder if this has inspired any of them for a future career in the police force?!
Corona Virus Information
Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers
The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad.
The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff returning from or visiting China.
Public Health England and the Foreign Office have issued advice for anyone travelling to the area. This can be found at:
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Please share this advice with your staff and cascade as appropriate.
Advice for parents/guardians
You should not be unduly worried about the possibility of your children catching the Coronavirus.
There is no reason why your children should not continue to attend their early years, school or further education setting as normal.
We recognise that some families or children may be planning to travel to China during the forthcoming half term period. If so, please refer to the FCO’s latest travel advice via the link above.
What action you can take
A UK wide campaign has been launched to provide clear advice on how to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Please help to support the campaign which promotes basic hygiene practices, such as regularly washing hands and always sneezing into a tissue, to stem the spread of viruses.
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Kettering Christmas Light Switch on
Thursday 28th November 2019
To kick start this years Christmas festivities, Cornflowers class were invited along to sing at Kettering Town's annual Christmas light switch on. They practiced the songs they were given with much enthusiasm and despite the miserable weather, it was a delight to see them perform so well on the night. We are pretty sure they drew the biggest crowd and we are so proud of them. We thank Jason, our Music Teacher for organising and the staff and parents for their help and support with this event.
Asda Green Token Giving Scheme
We are thrilled to be informed by Asda that we have been shortlisted for the Green Token Giving scheme. This means that when you shop at the Asda in Corby you will be given a green token at the checkout that you can place in the allocated Red Kite box. If we collect the most tokens we will be gifted funds towards the school. We are extremely proud to have been shortlisted and excited to be involved. Please share this news with family and friends so we are able to get as much support as possible.
You can find more information at https://www.asdafoundation.org/store/4631
New Age Kurling Competition
26th November 2019
A big congratulations to the boys in Foxes and Snowdrops who took part in their first New Age Kurling competition against Friars Academy. We won 7-11!
Maplefields Football Festival
23rd October 2019
A team of students took part in our first football festival at Maplefield's school on 23rd October! Although we were not successful in winning any games the children all had fun and got to experience taking part in a local community sports event. We thank Nicole, Michael and Donna for taking them along!