Cooper’s Alley Tunnel Painting.

We have been very excited to be involved in a 6 month project with the Metropolitan Police for a community Art Project. This is a project where the young people from our local schools have been able to contribute by designing and then painting a mural within the tunnels that are in ‘Coopers Alley’, the alleyway that runs from Deyncourt Gardens to Howard Road and then on to St Mary’s Lane opposite Coopers’ school.

We set about painting the Cranham Logo as it has such strong links to our school, our neighbourhood and James Oglethorpe.

The aim of the project is to firstly brighten this tunnel – (So far only the London Underground owned tunnel has been painted, but it is hoped that in future years the Network Rail tunnel can also be completed).and to provide our young people with a sense of pride in our community and a feeling of ownership of their environment.

The Art work will be completed next week so do go through the alleyway between Howard Road and Deyncourt to see ours and other local primary and secondary schools artwork.

More photos are available on our facebook page.

Summer Fair Photos

We are very pleased to announce that the summer fair raised in excess of £3,200 and would like to say again a huge thank you to all involved.

Please find some photos below. Many more can be seen on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/The-James-Oglethorpe-Primary-School

Summer Fair Thank You

What a wonderful afternoon we had on Friday at the summer fair. It certainly felt like one of our most successful fairs with so many activities and stalls. Thank you to all the people who came and supported us and to all the helpers, parents and staff. We couldn’t do it without you all.
We have some special thank-yous to make. Firstly to the organising committee on JOPSPA – you really were amazing and have worked so incredibly hard to make this event work for us.
We would like to thank all the stall holders and those who gave us donations – the list is huge and we are very grateful.
DJ Robin, PlayAway Castles, Mega Camps, The Fire Brigade, SOCF Street Dancerz, Tip Toe Stage School, The Ive, Crick and Foreman Families, The Range, Gates, Parish & Co Estate Agents, Roomes Stores, Bella Poco Rae Photography, Essex Boot Camp, Virgin Active – Clearview, Jump Evolution, Only Essex Driving School, Lets Go Active, The Fawsitt family for their donations of the burgers and sausages for the BBQ and the McBride family for all the fruit and veg plus the Wyness, Nunn and Stokes families for their donations.
We would also like to thank the stall holders from St Francis Hospice and the Guide Dogs for the Blind, as well as Leanne Salmon – Paint a Smile Face Painting; Nick Rushbrook (Fitness Rocks);
Sarah Weaver – Natter & Nails – Jamberry; Steph Cupcakes – Yummy Cupcakes; Emma (Bling) – Bows;
Donna Gibson – Novelty Toys; Sue Briggs – rag rugs, cushions; Joyce Scott – children/women clothes;
Katie Jones – sweet cones and Claire Cornish – Glitter Tattoos.

THANK YOU on speech bubble price labels

Year 4 Saxon Day

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We’ve said goodbye to the chicks…

The chicks have left us today and are being re-homed by a colleague of one of our parents. Earlier on today, we took them out onto the field to let them have have a breath of fresh air – as you can see, there was no chance of any escaping!
Pentax Digital Camera

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Pentax Digital Camera

School Sports Day

It is our School Sports Day on Wednesday 22nd June and fingers crossed but the forecast looks glorious. If there are any parents able to help with any of the bases that would be most appreciated.
For the first time, we are also including a Race for Life for Cancer Research, when we will be inviting parents and children to join us in the Oglethorpe Mile at 12:30. We will of course be shaking our buckets on the day but if you prefer to donate on-line (and add in the Gift-Aid) here is the link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/the-james-oglethorpe-primary-school23-06-2016

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