Tag Archives: Charity

P4.1 Fairtrade Bake Sale

P4.1 raised over £200 today with an amazing effort from all involved in their Fairtrade enterprise bake sale. Thanks to Mrs Wallace, all the parents, children and staff who baked and helped to make this a tremendous success. The bake sale was organised to raise awareness of how climate change affects the habitats of endangered species. P4 hope to ‘adopt a polar bear’ with WWF.

Christmas Toy Appeal

Christmas Toy Appeal

Amey is running a toy recycling appeal with a number of Scottish Primary Schools, to support charities providing toys for disadvantaged children who might otherwise receive no presents this Christmas. Please consider donating your old toys, books, board games and comics. This will make room for this year’s presents. Give an old toy a new home. In 2015 we filled 3 bin bags full of toys, let’s see if we can beat that this year! Please make sure that all toys donated are in good working order. Thank you for your support.

Sport Relief

In the last two years, Sport Relief has raised well over 71 million pounds to support projects both in the UK and abroad. This money has helped over 189,000 children to attend school and get an education. It has also ensured that over 734,000 children have been given life-saving vaccinations.

This year, Sport Relief takes place from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March. We would love to contribute to this great cause by encouraging our pupils to run or walk a mile on Friday 18th March. Over the course of the day each class will be given this opportunity and we would be grateful for any donations you wish to make.

Pupils should come to school in their gym clothes and hand any donations to their class teacher.

Convoy to Calais





The ER Convoy to Calais has had magnificent support from the schools and nurseries in our communities. I’ve been amazed and made proud by the generosity of schools and parents.  The convoy leaves this Thursday evening and, as we promised, there is an open invitation to pupils, staff and parents to come along to the departure. We leave after school hours, so I know this will be a decision for each family to make.


To help us extend the invitation to all your parents, could you please post this message on your school websites, Facebook and twitter, if you have them?


“The East Renfrewshire Convoy to Calais leaves this Thursday at 8pm from the car park of ER Council HQ in Eastwood Park, Giffnock. They are taking the largest single donation from anywhere in Scotland.  Schools and nurseries from all over East Renfrewshire responded with overwhelming generosity to the appeal.  All parents, children and staff are invited to be there for the send-off. The convoy organisers want to give the families who contributed the opportunity to see their donations leave, and to send the convoy off in style.


We hope you can join us.


Margaret Pettigrew

December Reminders

Please note that the school will not be doing “Christmas Jumper” day on 12th December but on the last day (19th December – not for charity therefore no charge, just for fun).

 There will be a collection taken at the Christmas service on 18th December for Shelter Scotland and we would be grateful if pupils could wear shirt and tie for the service and bring £1.00 to the church.

School closes at 2.30pm on 19th December and school returns on Monday 5th January 2015.

(For your information, the school will be closed on Thursday 7th May 2015 as the gym hall will be used for voting)

 Remember, great presents can be bought at the school office! – I love Eaglesham shopping bag (£4.00), Eaglesham village shopping bag (£3.00) and Eaglesham Notelets (£1.00 per pack)

Santa Sacks

This Christmas we are hoping to encourage Eaglesham Primary School children to help prevent many tonnes of old toys, games, books and comics from simply being put in the rubbish bin and sent to landfill.

We have ordered  ‘Santa Sacks’ and  have asked the pupils to bring in the toys they no longer need/play with to put in these Santa Sacks, in anticipation of new toys arriving this Christmas. These toys can then be delivered to local charities for re-use.

With help from ‘Amey Sustainable Santas’, who collect these sacks so they can be distributed, we will also calculate the tonnage of items that have been recycled rather than being dumped.

Please send your old toys to the office stating you would like them to go into the sack. Thank you!



 We have not celebrated Children in Need this year as we feel that you have had to pay for The Pantomime, School Photos and various other school activities.

 I have spoken with pupils and staff and we feel that we would like to support the disaster in the Philippines by raising money for a Shelterbox, which costs £600. This box contains a tent and emergency supplies. You can find out more at their website at www.shelterbox.org.

 The children will do this through their 20p Challenge, which helps them to make their money grow. We will also use our Christmas Appeal and the Christmas Church Collection to go towards this.

 We purchased a Shelterbox many years ago and it was used in another disaster. Historically the children of EPS have supported many charities over the years. We feel that this is a worthwhile cause to support.

Mary’s Meals and the Backpack Project

As you may know, Christmas is coming!  Following last Christmas’ generous collection towards gifts from World Vision (£467.00), the staff of Eaglesham Primary School would like Christmas 2012 to be similar. Teachers feel that there are so many demands on you as parents, especially at that time of year that they would like to ask you to join with them in helping those less fortunate this year in the true spirit of Christmas.  They know that you appreciate the hard work they do with your children but they ask that you do not buy them Christmas presents this year, instead they would like your family to support Mary’s Meals Backpack Project by buying a present for a child from a country like Malawi and Liberia.

 Most of the children who benefit from Mary’s Meals and the Backpack Project have suffered war, poverty, famine, or natural disaster. Very often families cannot afford to buy basic things like pencils and copy books, or even suitable clothes for their children to wear to school so their children miss out on school and an education. A simple backpack with educational materials can be a lifeline to these children as studies show that an education is the best way a chronically poor child can escape poverty in later life.

 You don’t need to fill a full backpack, just a few item from the list below will help a child go to school. 

 It is also a great way to recycle – you could use an old school bag; t-shirts, skirts and shorts children have grown out of that are still in good condition; any unused packs of pencils, etc you may have lying around your house!

 We would be grateful if backpacks could be sent in by Friday 14th December 2012 as Mary’s Meals will collect all the bags before Christmas.

 As we are also an ECO school it would be appreciated if children gave one Christmas card to the class this year.

 We hope that you are able to support us in this.