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Good News from Croydon High
Aleena Makes Emergency Toiletry Bags
Aleena in Year 5 has been helping mum make emergency toiletry packs for Covid-19 patients at Croydon University Hospital. She has transformed the mini operation by meticulously sorting supplies, creating rainbow themed tags, and writing individual messages for all 50 packs prepared this week. Most of all, she used 3 months of her pocket money on supplies so they could send extra packs this week (something dad will be matching!).
PPE for Alumnae
Last week, alumna Su-Lin Garbett spotted our Tweet about parent John and pupil Daisy making PPE for frontline workers. Her first thought was for her friend and fellow alumna Shinali, a pharmacist at Sefgrove Chemist in Crystal Palace, who she knew was working without adequate PPE. We were delighted to be able to bring everyone together and our thanks again to John for supplying this precious equipment so quickly! Here is the thank you message we received via Twitter:
“We are so grateful to John for supplying us with visors- fantastic work and so speedy with delivery. Thank you.”
Croydon Community Meals
We continue to work with Selsdon Contact, Mind in Croydon, Croydon Voluntary Action, the Jubilee Church, and Croydon London Fire Brigade to provide meals and food parcels for vulnerable people in the area. Here is one lovely thank you message:
“I am writing to thank you so much for the lovely lunches Croydon High School are providing every Friday for my mother.
Getting lunch on Friday is definitely the highlight of her week and she loves the fact that one day a week she doesn’t have to cook.
She is really enjoying them and really appreciates that the local community is thinking of her and providing this lunch.
Many thanks once again.”
More pupils, staff, families, and pooches took part in the 2.6 challenge! Mrs Abrams and her pooch walked 2.6km together. Issy and her brother cycled 2.6 miles, while Amy and Laura cycled up and down their street 26 times!
Bees and Refugees
Bees & Refugees was founded to provide free beekeeper training and equipment to refugees living in the UK with the aim of establishing 20 native black bee colonies in west London. This community-led beehive project, Bees & Refugees, has just raised nearly £12,000 on the crowdfunding platform Spacehive – hours before it was due to end.
One Million People Recovered
According to data obtained by John Hopkins University, over a million people have now recovered from Coronavirus worldwide.
There are 11,000 fewer deaths in Europe due to air pollution as a result of lockdown measures to contain the spread of Covid-19. The Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air estimates that there are 6,000 fewer new cases of asthma in children and 1,900 fewer emergency room visits due to asthma attacks.
Coal Free for 20 Days
The UK has now gone without coal-powered electricity for 20 days, which is the longest stretch since the Industrial Revolution! This makes the UK’s 2025 target, to close the last remaining coal plants, look very promising.
Last but not least….!
Harry Potter at Home is offering daily readings of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, narrated by a host of famous names, including Daniel Radcliffe, Dakota Fanning, Claudia Kim, Noma Dumezweni, Stephen Fry, David Beckham, and Eddie Redmayne.