St. Matthew’s Day 2015

Monday the 21st of September was St. Matthew’s Day. In the past we have done school-based projects however this year we ‘let our light shine’ across our local community of Stretford. This was because we believe it is important to be a beacon in our community and work together to improve it.

Each class participated in one of the following community projects:

  • Litter picking.
  • Planting spring bulbs at the Children’s Centre
  • Cleaning St. Matthew’s Church
  • Litter picking on Stretford Meadows
  • Packing shopping at Stretford Mall
  • Teaching the residents of a local care home how to use iPads
  • Delivering daffodils to the houses on the Trees Estate

More information about the projects each class undertook can be found on their class blogs.

Our local MP Kate Green and Counsellor Tom Ross also joined us to celebrate our community spirit.

Everyone in our school family had fantastic day and the feedback from across our community has been incredibly positive. Just take a look at this email:


I just wanted to say thank you for the daffodil bulb that the children brought to us this morning.  What a lovely surprise, it has cheered up a dreary Monday morning.

The bulb is now in the planter in front of our office so the children will be able to see it when they pass by on their way to school in spring.

Wishing you all a Happy St Matthew’s Day.

Kind regards,


Wendy Rourke

Office Manager

Blackburn & Murgatroyd Ltd

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