Weʼre raising £1,300 to Support the Creative Arts at Slade Primary School, Erdington, Birmingham
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I will be celebrating my 70th birthday in 2020 and it was 65 years ago that I began my education at Slade Primary School. I have had a lifelong love of music, art, theatre and want to support creative learning for those younger than me.
Educational priorities can mean such learning might be overlooked but Slade School recognises the value of inspiring children through creative activities. My own children and granddaughters have enjoyed and benefited from the creative opportunities at their schools and I want to further support this essential part of the curriculum.
Slade Primary School is rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and management.
So, I have decided to mark my 70th birthday with a gift to Slade Primary School of £1000 to be used to support creative learning. Specifically the school will use the donations to bring an artist into the school to support children in creating some artwork for a sensory garden they are currently trying to create.
Slade headteacher Jenny Maskell said:
The creative arts are very important at Slade and we encourage children to develop a keen interest in this area – along with exploring the great outdoors. We have chosen to create a sensory garden which will help fire pupils’ imaginations and be a wonderful addition to our school. We hope to fill the immersive space with creations, working with a local artist, which is what Stuart first envisioned for the school.
Having the opportunity to work with an artist who is skilled in their field, will support children in developing their skills and hopefully ignite their passion for art.
I am therefore asking those who might consider giving me a birthday gift and anyone else who wishes to support creative learning by primary school children, to donate to this cause. The aim is to reach £1200 and any donation you can make will be very much appreciated. Thank you.
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Kathryn and Stephen
Mar 25, 2021
A wonderful project Stuart and an inspired choice to celebrate your birthday. Love from Stephen and Kathryn
Gerrie and Richard
Feb 1, 2021
We think this is a fantastic idea Stuart. Good luck with the project!
Dec 6, 2020
Fabulous idea! And have an amazing 71st year xx
Ian & Brenda McPhillips
Nov 28, 2020
Great idea Stuart for your 70th!!Love Ian & Brenda xxx
Nov 24, 2020
Eve & Sadie
Nov 24, 2020
Happy birthday Grandad! What a lovely thing to do. We hope they enjoy the sensory garden. All our love from Eve & Sadie xxx
Nov 23, 2020
Happy Birthday Stuart. This is a lovely idea and something many children will benefit from in the future. Proud to say you are my uncle. All our love Sarah, Paul, Freya and Samuel xxx
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