Blakehill food bank

For many years running, Blakehill have participated in helping the Bradford Food Bank and this year was no exception. We collected in: tins, bags and packets of food.

We had a special assembly where someone from the Food Bank came to talk to us all about the special occasion. They told us that it was going to go to help the people who  don’t have money to buy enough food.  She set us a challenge to fill up the entire car.  Challenge accepted! The front of our hall was overflowing with food donations!

We then gathered up all the food that we had collected and helped a man from the Food Bank to load it into his car. It was a big job because there was so much! We definitely met the challenge!

Well done Blakehill!

Daniel, Taylor and Mia.

Belles for Bluebell

Last week was an emotional week, as we have done a few things to remember our special friend and student at Blakehill, Isabelle or as she liked to be called Belle. To do this, the entire school gathered together to take an aerial view picture of a yellow and white children’s cancer ribbon.

The day before, Year 6 marked it out in preparation for the main event. Then gathering together as a school, we got ready as Tom (a drone pro) got into his position with his drone overlooking us. They took the picture and it looks good!

That day, the children in year 6 planted bluebell bulbs as a memory of Belle and a way to remember her. We did it in groups of 10 and planted 60! I think this is a great idea as it is special.

We will always remember Belle for the beautiful, smiley girl that she was!


Bradford City Penalty Shootout

On Wednesday 21st of February, Blakehill  took part in the Bradford City Penalty Shootout. Did you know, Bradford City’s mascot Billy Bantam was in the net ATTEMPTING to save all our powerful shots, which turned out to be goals! People who brought their sponsor sheet in with sponsors on, got 4 penalties people who did not bring their sheet got 1 so that everyone got chance to take part. Now that we’ve taken part remember to bring you’re sponsor money in! Go revisit the people who sponsored you the collect you’re hard earnings. Remember if you raised over £3 you get a medal, £10 a bag and medal and over £20 you get a ball and a medal. The person with the most sponsor money takes home a signed first team ball! So get collecting and you will get you’re prize soon.

By Alex

Blakehill’s Secret Santa Appeal 2017

Every year around this time near Christmas, the school governors organise the Blakehill Secret Santa Appeal. The idea behind this is to support families and children in Bradford who are not as lucky as us in school and may not get presents for birthdays or Christmas like we do. Mr Cavalier-Lumley told us in Tuesday’s assembly that all gift tags are stationed at the school office and everyone (if they want to participate) can choose a boy or a girl of any age. once you have bought your present for the child bring it back to the school office with the tag attached but do not wrap it please!

We hope that you will help Blakehill out and see how many families lives you can make fantastic this Christmas, so they can enjoy themselves just like you will be doing when you wake up and open all of your lucky presents!

By Mckensey

Children In Need 2017

Today was Children In Need Day! Everybody at Blakehill came in some spotacular clothes with their one pounds and their old pound coins that they had found at home to support Children In Need with respect and fun! This afternoon, the children all went into the hall for a special assembly about this celebration. Mrs Keighley said a massive thank you to us and read out all the things she was thankful for at school, also tying in with Thanksgiving in America, which is also in November.

Up for grabs was a cute Pudsey bear teddy, which could be won in the raffle for 50p! Lucky Ellie (who is in 4J) was picked out of the raffle-ticket basket and won the prize, which was really worth £10.00! From this raffle we raised….. £209.50! Well done!

Children In Need said that they were taking in the rest of the old pound coins, which was very helpful to lots of people. Overall, JUST in old pound coins we already raised £93!  But non-uniform tops all of those with a whopping £325.84, leading to a grand total of all the money of £628.34!

Blakehill were very happy to support Children In Need day and everybody had lots of fun dressing up in spots! Its not very often you get to do that is it? We are very thankful for everything we have and wish Children In Need the very best.

By Mckensey

Children in need 2017

On Friday the 19th of November, Blakehill will be raising money for children In Need. This charity is to raise money for children who aren’t as fortunate as us. We will be helping these children and we hope you make you’re donation! We want you to come in non-uniform so bring a pound and get choosing you’re outfits and make sure it is spotty!
Get your 50ps at the ready to bet on a raffle to adopt a very cuddly yellow lovable Pudsey Bear. 
As well as this we are collecting all your unusable old pound coins to donate to charity too.REMEMBER it’s all for a good cause.

By Alex

Grenfell Tower fund raiser.

Today at school, as well as having a British values day, we raised some money for the block of flats that burnt down in London, Grenfell Tower. 79 people are feared dead after the blaze and 151 homes were destroyed , what a tragedy.

Before school, members of the school council spent some of their time asking parents and children if they had any spare change for the appeal. All the money is going to the  British Red Cross charity appeal and from there the money will be used to help all the poor victims of the fire.

All together we raised £372 today!Thank you for all of your generous donations!

By Alex

Red Nose Day 2017!!

Today was Red Nose Day! We have been raising money for children in Africa, the United Kingdom and all around the world. Did you know that when you are in the UK you are never further that 40 miles from a Red Nose Day funded scheme? The grand total raised today was £484.17! We raised £366.80 for non-uniform, while on the ‘Guess The Sweets’ game we raised £117.37 that makes a grand total of £484.17, Thank you so much for all your donations and efforts in getting dressed in red for red nose day! As well as dressing in red some people even painted their face or dyed their hair!
The winner of the guess the sweets was Taylor in 3P with a guess of 304 sweets, when the jar contained 327 sweets in total! This lucky girl got to take the full jar home with her.( Lets hope she shares them with her big sister the Blogger!) 

By Adam and Alex.

Red Nose Day!

On Friday 24th March 2017, it is Red Nose Day! This week, our school councillors delivered an amazing assembly all about it and they showed a video about why we raise money! Did you know the reason we raise money is for children in Africa who receive barely any education? Some of the money raised goes towards giving them an education and the remainder is used to help children around the UK who are in need. Without this money they wont receive than education and may not be able to provide for their families. They will need YOUR help to raise money!

In school, we will be dressing up in red and wearing red noses, you can even paint your face red! It will cost £1! There is also a competition where you can guess how many sweets are in the jar! It will cost 50p and the prize is the jar and the sweets in it!

REMEMBER, it is on Friday 24th March 2017(next week).

By Adam


Secret Santa Appeal

The Secret Santa Appeal is for children who may not be as fotunate as we are. We ask that you speak to the people who are buying you presents this year and ask them to save a few pounds to buy a gift for a child who may not receive much at Christmas time and make thier Festive time even happier.
If you would like to take arat in this years Secret Santa Appeal heres what to do:
-Call into the school office and pick up a tag for a child with their name and age (blue for boys and pink for girls)
-Go out and buy a gift for the child but please make sure it is acceptable for thier age.
-Bring the gift and the tag back to the office before we break up for the holidays.
-Feel good about giving at Christmas time.

You don’t even need to wrap your present! Just bring it to the office with a tag.

Please open your hearts to make a child happy at christmas with thier own specail gift.

By Alex and Patrick