Last Friday, many of the junior children came back to school in the evening for a 'sleepover'. The PTA, governors and staff volunteered to stay the night to ensure the children had a good time.
One of our parents made a huge batch of cakes and the best chocolate brownies (according to many of the people who tried them). The children brought their sleeping bags and yoga mats. One member of staff brought in a double bed hoping they would be able to sleep.
The children were given hot dogs, popcorn and drinks ready for the film to start. They watched the movie 'Night in the Museum' from their sleeping bags. The adults ensured the children had enough room and that they were well fed
Eventually, after a prayer, we settled down for the night - hoping that we would all have a good night's sleep. The heating was left on all night but everyone was wrapped up warmly and all snuggled down.
From about 6.30am, the adults were up preparing toast and hot chocolate ready for the children to tuck into before they were picked up by their parents.
Everyone agreed that the evening was a great success and we hope to do it again - but not until next year! A big thank you to all the adults who volunteered their time and to the office staff who collected all the money and organised all the paperwork.
The final amount raised from the event was £500, which will be spent on items/projects at the School which will benefit the children at large.