SOUTH MALLING SCHOOL: Will be holding their annual Harvest Festival assembly on Friday October 16 (in place of their usual Stars of the Week assembly). All donations of non-perishable foods will be very welcome. This year we will be donating our produce to the Lewes Food Bank. This will also be a non-uniform day with the £1 donations that children bring in being given to the Save the Children charity. Many children have asked what they could do to help children they have seen on television caught up in the refugee crisis. The Save the Children charity are helping to support children’s education, as well as food, shelter, health, clothing and water. On their website they say: This is not charity for Syria, it is an investment in a peaceful future for all of our children.

This week is e-safety week and parents and carers are invited to join their child for an IT session to learn all about our e-safety rules and guidance.

Last Monday the Key Stage 2 children were visited by the NSPCC who encouraged the children to identify with their right to be happy and safe and to encourage the understanding that any problem or worry that they may have, is legitimate, and to share their worries, big or small, with their trusted adult: at home, at school, or with ChildLine.

SOUTH MALLING CHURCH: (One of the Trinity churches) has its Harvest Festival this Sunday at 9.30am with the Children, Schools and Families Minister, Neil Chisnall, talking about how God provides for us all. Members of the congregation are invited to bring offerings of food that will be given to Malling Food Bank, as the church has done since the Food Bank was established three years ago. Gifts of Money are also welcome, people giving money are asked to identify whether they wish the money to be passed on to the Food Bank who are still struggling to get out of debt or to Trinity’s mission partners, the Amos Trust in Burundi, who are working with young people suffering from years of civil war and surviving on the streets.

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