Red Chair Month – What is coming

As announced last week, the Red Chair month is here and we’ll be able to help our boys raise funds for the Nekemte school with their very own projects and ideas. This is how you can help:

  • Order some delicious Japanese organic bread. We have tasted it and it is SUPERB! More information on how to place your order below.
  • Drink with Art! Buy some beautiful Red Chair coasters that Andy Warhol would have died for. They will be sold on Friday the 16th and Thursday the 29th at pick up.
  • Get your shoes shining! Shoes will be polished on Friday the 23rd and Thursday the 29th at pick up.
  • Sow a seed for Education! Buy your own planting kit and help the environment and the children of Nekemte in one go. Planting kits will be on sale on Thursday the 29th and Monday the 3rd at pick up.
  • Get active! Run, cycle, swim from SJB to Nekemte with the WINDSOPIA project and play football with your friends in a 5-a-side tournament. More information to follow!

Nekemte School Project

All funds raised by the boys will go towards building the Nekemte School in Ethiopia, an amazing project that is being sponsored by the Sacred Heart Church in Sunningdale. Please click here to find out more.

About the Nekemte School Project

The Nekemte Town, is in the western part of Ethiopia, 335 km from Addis Ababa.  It is one of the most underdeveloped cities in the country. There are thousands of children from poor backgrounds who cannot afford their own teaching materials, clothing or even food to eat, but are desperate to get an education for a brighter future.

Although important progress has been made in Ethiopia, more needs to be done. More than ten percent of Ethiopian children have not been enrolled in primary education and the completion rate of those children in primary education is less than fifty percent. The enrolment rate decreases to below forty percent in lower secondary education.

The Catholic Church Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte is a non-profit organisation who believe that every child, boys and girls alike, should be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. They have been involved in the education sector since 1919, helping disadvantaged and vulnerable children.  Their general objective of this project is to build an eco-friendly school facility, providing an education, protection and nurturing for 1,150 pupils, within the age of 4 to 18 years old, in the town of Nekemte.

Their first phase of the infrastructure has been completed and with permission and funding the school hopes to open their doors in September 2023.

The charity relies on the kindness and generosity of individuals around the world, so any help you can give is much appreciated. 

Paddy’s Bakery – Order your organic Japanese bread

Paddy’s Bakery is here to spoil you with their organic artisan bread made by hand in small batches. This Japanese milk bread follows a traditional recipe and we can tell you the result is delicious. All of the earnings will be directly donated to help construct the Nekemte School in Ethiopia. 

Please order yours by sending an email to Ordered bread will be delivered to you on Friday the 23rd of June at drop-off and pick-up.

Roll @£1.00 – Small @£2.00 – Medium @£3.00 – Large @£6.00

Red Chair Coasters

Look at the beautiful Red Chair coasters that Miles M has painted to help other children have a better education! Buy yours next Friday at pick up in the stall he will set up by the Sports Hall. He has also left a couple of them for you to see and have a sneak peak of them at Reception. Each coaster is £1.00. All of the earnings will be directly donated to help construct the Nekemte School in Ethiopia. 

Shoe Polishing

There is always time to shine! Come and get your shoes polished by some of the Year 4 boys next Friday, the 23rd, at pick up. They will be polishing school shoes and cleaning white trainers so you can tick one thing off your do list that weekend!