At Ashlands we encourage and support our children to be “courageous advocates”. This means they champion causes which are special and meaningful to them. These may be global issues or matters far more personal and closer to home.
We believe this develops resilience, teamwork, courage and independence and an understanding of the wider world and how they can help make it a better place, enabling our children to flourish.
I am incredibly proud of our children and members of our school community who have championed the work of our NHS and other key support charities over this time of great challenge.
Merriott Roosters Football Team Fun Run
Merriott Roosters took part in a virtual 50km marathon relay, over one week from the 4th of May. They really enjoy sport, their football team is a big part of their lives and keeping fit together as a team is really important to them.
Since the Corona virus hit they haven’t been able to train and play together and have had to find other ways to keep fit. Lots of them have started running and are enjoying it.
Poppy Conroy had an idea that they could put their runs to good use and push themselves to run further than they normally would to raise money for the NHS. They wanted to thank them for all the hard work they are doing for our local area at this time under such difficult circumstances.
They manged to complete a fantastic 138.5km over 7 days and raised an amazing £1165 for Yeovil Hospital Charity! Patryk ran over 20km throughout the week and Rupert ran 25km!
Elsie walked over 4 miles to put up a rainbow display she made for the train station. Well done Elsie, what a lovely idea!
Crewkerne RFC goes to Twickenham
As a club, Crewkerne RFC wanted to give something back to the frontline medical staff who are currently working so hard in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They also felt they owed them for helping out their players over the years!
All members of the club participated in a combined challenge, where they walked, ran, and cycled with the overall aim to see how many times Crewkerne Rugby Club could cover the 250 miles to Twickenham and back in a week! This included our own Milo and Mrs Goodison.
Milo gave a fantastic effort over the week and contributed 17 miles to the final total, either on foot or on his scooter. He did not complain and helped encourage all his family to keep going evening when they were flagging! Well done Milo!
The club raised over £2300 for this great cause and covered over 4550 miles!
Checking in on the Elderly
Teddy has been talking to old people from his mum’s church weekly to cheer them up and make sure they are ok. What a lovely thing to do, well done Teddy!
On Saturday 20th June Poppy completed an 8k Rainbow 🌈 Run/Walk for the Children’s Hospice South West. She raised £95. She loved it and would have kept on walking!
Little Princess Trust Donation
Lexie had her hair cut and donated her hair to the Little Princess Trust. They provide real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss. This was such a thoughtful thing to do Lexie. We are so proud of you.