Tuesday, 16 July 2013

'Emily Day'

We are delighted to be part of such a lovely school, the varied range of activities is amazing, there is a real community feel to it and Charlie really enjoys attending. Sadly last year the school lost one of it's pupils during the school holidays. Emily had a condition all her life but as she showed no symptoms she lived with it and nobody knew. One day she just felt unwell and shortly after arriving at hospital passed away, it was very sad. The school arranged a fun day in her memory today as it is almost a year since she died. Her favourite colours were pink and purple so that was the theme for the day. (boys were allowed to wear bright colours) We arrived at school and it was magical, balloons at the gates, several bubble machines dotted around school and bunting made by the pupils. At the entrance there were 2 men on stilts riding what I think were pink ostriches! They were very amusing anyway and I was a little annoyed that I hadn't thought to take my camera. The children enjoyed fun activities in the morning and at lunchtime families were invited to join in a picnic on the school field. It was so nice to have lunch together and the atmosphere was lovely.

After school we were invited again to enjoy ice cream and scones with jam and cream on the school field. We could have then joined in a trip to the beach but unfortunately we couldn't go. I think it was a very poignant, happy day in memory of a lovely little girl.

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