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A251 Road Safety Campaign

We are continuing to support the A251 Road Safety Campaign and have recently welcomed Meridian News to Sheldwich. Mrs Garrett has appeared on the local news with other local residents to highlight the work of the Campaign.

East Kent Hospital Trust / Padua Ward Assembly Monday 18th March 2024

We hosted another special assembly on Monday, 18th March. We were fortunate to have Dee Neligan, Head of Charity at East Kent Hospital Charity, visit our school to share information about the Padua Ward and the incredible support they provide to sick children and their families, particularly those undergoing lengthy hospital stays.

We are incredibly grateful to Dee for taking the time to speak with us and for visiting Little Hedgehogs, where she kindly read to the children.

Thank you for your continued support in our efforts to engage with the local community and support important causes like the Padua Ward. If you would like to contribute to their Amazon wish list, please use the link below.

Faversham Foodbank Assembly - Monday 29th January 2024

On Monday 29th January the School hosted a visit from Dr David Stevens from Faversham Foodbank. As school Councillors, we were invited to assist Dr David during the assembly.  It was very enjoyable, especially when we sorted the cans of soup by date (year). It was both funny and tense as the school was cheering for us.

We learnt that some people are in tough situations and we should try to help and support them by making donations to the foodbank.  Together we collected 45kg of donations which is going to help lots of Faversham families.


It’s good to know how to help others and maybe one day we might need help too.

 By Max and Isabella (Class 6 School Councillors)




Tuesday 28th December Advent Foodbank Collection

A251 Safety Campaign


We have been really busy helping Mrs Garrett with the A251 Safety Campaign.  These letters and posters have been sent to all our families.  Mr Brooks who is one of our Trustees and member of the campaign will be delivering a special assembly to the whole school in January.  






Wednesday 15th November 

The children have now written to all the charities that we will be supporting during the next year.  They are all so proud to have their signatures on these letters.



School Council Meeting with Mrs Garrett on Friday 13th October to decide which charities we would like to support for the next year.

School Council Action Plan 2023-2024

School Council Representatives 2023/2024

Hello from your new School Council!



Max & Isabella - Class 6

Tilly & Leo - Class 5

Lotty & Ellis - Class 4

Ava & Leo - Class 3

Alexa & Jacob - Class 2

Rose & Freddie - Class 1

Felicity & Jake - Class R


We are delighted to inform you that Sheldwich School Wellbeing Garden has been Highly Commended by the judging panel of the Kent Mental Wellbeing Awards.

The Panel were extremely impressed at all our initiatives and the amount of hard work and dedication required to deliver them.  Well done to all involved, we are very proud of our wellbeing garden and our award!


To find out more about the awards please visit

Our first official School Council duty was to hand over all the very kind donations to Faversham Foodbank at the end of our Harvest Festival on Friday 29th September. Thank you everyone.


Term 4

Sorbus Torminalis

'Service' tree planting


It was with great pleasure that we were invited to support Sheldwich W.I. in their ceremony to celebrate the late Queen Elizabeth’s long and remarkable reign.

As part of this commemoration, Sheldwich W.I. asked the School council and Eco-council to help Lady Sondes and the W.I. to plant a tree (Sorbus Torminalis, 'Service Tree' part of the Rowan species) by the side of Sheldwich village green near to the village hall.

It was a wonderful opportunity and experience, which we all enjoyed immensely.


We joined the W.I. for refreshments afterwards ...

Wellbeing Garden: an update!

Our Chosen Charities


In addition to supporting Faversham Foodbank, the School Council are very excited to announce that this year we will be supporting:

The School Council have written to each of the charities to see how we can support them during the year.

Kirsty from Suchana came and delivered a lovely assembly to the school on Friday 10th March - thank you!

Abbie from Porchlight came and delivered a special assembly on Monday 23rd January - thank you!

Wellbeing Garden

Harvest Festival 20th Sept 2022

Our School Council are pictured below with some of the donations which were brought to the Harvest Festival.  Once again we have been completely overwhelmed by your generosity for Faversham Foodbank. Thank you all so much. 

Everything below this point is for academic year 2021/2022 .

THANK YOU for all of your donations on the Annual Fundraising Day - the School Council managed to raise a huge £720 for our nominated charities: Dogs Trust, Porchlight, Cancer Research and Friends of Suchana.

School Council Representatives 2021/2022

Hello from your new School Council!


Vashti and Ethan H Class 6

Ilona and Henry Class 5

Summer and Jake Class 4

Grace and Jaxon Class 3

Margot and André Class 2

Clara and Jake Class 1

Phoebe and Rory Class R



The School Council were very pleased to welcome Georgia Cook to Sheldwich to deliver a whole school assembly about the charity Porchlight (28/02/22).   Georgia’s assembly was very interactive and enabled everyone to develop an understanding about the charity’s work and what it means to be homeless.  The School Council will be working with Georgina to raise much needed funds for Porchlight.





8th July 2022


We have sent the letter below out today with information about our Fundraising Day which will be next Friday 15th July. We are all very excited and hope we can raise lots of money for our charities.

We have written to all our chosen charities to see how we can best help them over the next year.

A copy of one of the letters we have sent is below with the response from Porchlight.

Term 4



Term 4 has been very exciting for both the School Council and Eco-Council. At the end of Term 3, we had been invited to take part in the local planting of an avenue of trees to commemorate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee but the plans did not come to fruition! Consequently, the children took matters into their own hands and have planted their own trees in our school grounds!



The Class 6 representatives from School Council and Eco-Council planted an apple tree in our vegetable garden.



All children had great fun digging a hole, preparing the soil and planting oak saplings around the school boundary.



All children gleefully planted strawberry plants, kindly donated by Mr Meyer. We are hoping for a bumper strawberry harvest to accompany our cream tea to celebrate The Queen’s 70 year reign.

Term 3

Term 2


The School Council have been busy making ‘suggestion tubes’ by repurposing tennis ball containers and using up our wool remnants.  I think you will all agree that they look AMAZING.

Term 1


Following discussions in all classes led by the School Council this year we will be fundraising for:

Cancer Research

Dogs Trust