The multi activity marathon this year will take place on Monday 14th November.
The school prides itself with working to create a social conscience among students by encouraging them to help those in need in the hope that when they are adults they will continue to be sensitive to the needs of the society in which they live and of the worldwide community. The Multi Activity Marathon is one event that works towards this end. Pre-junior children are still young but we still find a way of explaining in simple terms the fact that they are using their energy to collect money for people who are sick or poorer than we are. Tomorrow, I will be explaining this to the children and sending out the sponsorship forms and covering letter (so please, if you can, send back the red folder whether or not you are returning the concert forms).
This year’s marathon has been called the “Giving it my all 2016 challenge”. Funds will be donated to 4 charities/NGOs – The Marigold Foundation, ALS Malta, SOS Malta and the Marie Midolo foundation. I am attaching a short presentation explaining the work undertaken by each organisation. I trust that you will do your utmost to help your children gather donations for these worthy causes.
Next Monday, we will be walking to the park near the church in Pembroke where we will be having a storytelling session, a scavenger hunt, some time to play and a picnic. The we will walk back to school – and this is the bit where the children normally earn their sponsorship as they find walking back to school much harder as they would be tired from all the activities they would have participated in at the park. They do not carry their lunch with them to the park as these are normally taken down in the cars of the Ms Karens. However, it would help us if all lunch items including their bottle are packed in one bag.