Courageous Advocacy at Marston Thorold's
“Love your neighbour as yourself” Mark 12: 29-31
We are courageous advocates for the common good, locally, nationally and globally. We recognise that life is full of ups and downs and that at times all people will face challenges that they need help and support in overcoming. We believe that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow and need loving attention. The Christian Gospel says that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not. We hold and courageously advocate the conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody.
We support a range of charities in our local area, nationally and globally. The faith school council work with staff, governors, parents, pupils and Marston’s Church to identify worthy causes to support.
Our Christian values ensure that opportunities to discuss the big issues, to challenge injustice and to engage in activities that can bring about change are always present. We aim to widen children’s horizons and help them to see the positive impact they themselves can have on others worldwide.
Rememberance Day 11th November 2023
Our school featured in an article in the weekly Grantham Journal on Friday, 6th October 2023, we were so proud of our school.
The article reads as follows:
A primary school has been collecting for a local foodbank as part of its Harvest celebrations.
Marston Thorold’s Primary School has been “overwhelmed by the generosity” of donations for the Grantham Foodbank.
Amy Richardson, head of school, said: “At Marston Thorold's, we believe that our school family and wider community are at the heart of everything we do, and the last few weeks have showcased this perfectly.
“As per our school’s vision, we strive to widen the horizons of our students and help them become responsible global citizens and it has been wonderful to see our children embrace this wholeheartedly.
“Thank you to all of our Marston family.”
MacMillan Coffee and Cake
Monday, 2nd October 2023
Mars Class did an amazing job organising and hosting their McMillan Coffee and Cake event. As a school we raised an incredible £203!
Thank you to all of the families that joined us and supported this wonderful charity.
Sponsored Walk 1st December 2022
in Aid of Children in Need and St Mary's Church Spire Fund
We raised an INCREDIBLE £800 from our sponsored walk event in aid of our local church spire fund and Children in Need.
At the Carols by Candlelight event, our Head Boy proudly presented Rev Hadley with the half of the money.
Thank you to everyone that sponsored the children and Mr Woolerton and team that organised the walk.
We sent Easter Cards to members of our local community to let them know that they are in our thoughts at Easter.
This was received very positively by the local community who reached out to send their thanks and appreciation. We received cards, emails, gifts, visits and phone calls.
Red Nose Day
Friday 18th March 2022
We all enjoyed Red Nose Day and it was lovely to see the children in non-uniform. We have raised over £35 which will be going to very good causes in addition to selling out of red noses.
Thank you for your support.
Children in Need
19th November 2021
Everyone enjoyed coming to school in their pyjamas. Mars Class did some research into Children in Need to find out when the campaign began and who they help in order to realise how their money can really help to make a difference.
We raised a fabulous £74.00.
Thank you for your donations.
We had great fun !!!
End Polio Now Campaign November 2021
The Rotary Club of Long Bennington and surrounding villages have congratulated pupils at Marston Thorold’s Primary School after they helped to raise £60 to plant purple crocuses in Marston village.
It was part of the Rotary’s ongoing campaign to End Polio Now.
The children have planted crocus bulbs along the village church path. In total they have planted over 600 bulbs which were bought from the Long Bennington Rotary Club in support of their ‘End Polio Now’ charity. The children raised £60 from the School Council’s teddy tombola to fund this initiative. The purple crocuses will flower next March and we hope that the community of Marston enjoy them in the spring.