International School Award & World Wide Links

International School Award - INTERMEDIATE
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Following our connections with other schools around the World and our continued commitment to International learning at Plumberow Primary Academy we are very proud to have achieved the Intermediate level award for International Schools. The organisers were impressed with our connections with schools in other countries and how these projects linked with children’s learning in school. Projects included correspondence with our French partner school in Nice, links with a school in Majorca, continued efforts of Mrs Middleton and her charity work in Romania as well as the use of technology to connect with staff and pupils as they visit different places around the World.

Our focus now is towards embedding international themes across the school and curriculum and using children’s foreign language skills in order to communicate with partner schools around the World. 

Samaritan's Purse - 2017!
Thank you for your continued support in our annual Samaritan's Purse Shoebox Appeal! Once again, Plumberow filled shoeboxes for the children in Romania. These have now been delivered and it is good to know that we have made some Romanian children VERY happy this Christmas!! Thank you!

Samaritan's Purse - Shoe Boxes!
The final number of shoeboxes being sent off by the Rochford and Castle Point area for this year is 4,767 – that’s 267 more than stated last week! Bruce and Linda Smart, two of the main organisers for the area, would like to pass on their HUGE appreciation to everyone at Plumberow who contributed something. They said that the total number of boxes made up for our school was the highest on record, so THANK YOU!
The shoeboxes are already on their way to the Refugee Camps in Serbia for the children who have been forced to flee their homes. Thank you once again for bringing a big smile to a child’s face this Christmas.
Mrs Marjurum

 Mrs Marjurum and her band of helpers did a FANTASTIC job making up shoeboxes for the Samaritan's Purse Shoebox Appeal! Thank you to everyone who donated to this appeal! 

'I just wanted to say a HUGE Thank You for all of your kind and generous donations for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal this year! We managed to make up 136 shoeboxes which is almost double last year's number! Thank You also to my team of helpers (adults and pupils) who worked incredibly hard on Tuesday afternoon! I have been informed that the number of shoeboxes for the Rochford and Castle Point area this year is approximately 4,500 which is 1,000 more than last year! Once I am aware of exactly where the shoeboxes are being sent to, I will let you know. I know that they are going to be greatly appreciated by EVERY child who receives one. Thank You!' Mrs A Marjurum

Year 1 Toy Sale

Information and photos from the Year 1 Toy Sale can be viewed, here! 

The monies raised (£155) will be used to purchase new toys for the children in Romania

Romania 2015 - Report

(Report from Mrs Middleton)

During the second week of the Summer holidays, I traveled to the city of Lasi in Romania as part of a small team from The Salvation Army to lead a children’s holiday club for 44 underprivileged children in the area. It was a truly amazing and humbling experience for all of us.
I would like to say a huge thank you for the money raised by Plumberow Primary Academy in the Summer term which made such a difference to the lives of the children and families that we met. The money enabled us to take the children to a local restaurant each day (something which many had never done before) and provided food for a barbecue on the final day. Through our fundraising at school, we were able to be able to buy food supplies, toiletries, washing powder and nappies for 15 extremely poor families which would last them for the next 3 months. We were then able to visit 10 of these families to give out the food parcels. Many of the children from these families were from the holiday club.
Thank you to the current Year 2 children who raised over £200 in their toy sale last year. This money was used to buy teddy bears for each child that we met.


Romania 2015

Mrs Middleton is travelling to Lasi in Romania in August 2015 as part of a small team of people from The Salvation Army to lead a children's holiday club for approximately 40 underprivileged children. It will be their third visit to Romania to work with the children and their families. The cost of travelling to Romania will be covered by each member of the team, however, extra funds are needed in order to resource the club and to visit families in villages with basic food supplies. Money raised by Plumberow in 2013 allowed the team to take the children to a local restaurant each day, something which most of them had never experienced before. The money raised by the Year 1 Toy Sale earlier in 2015 will be used to buy teddy bears for all the children the team will meet during this latest visit.

To help raise some more money, Plumberow held a non-uniform day! This raised over £752! Here is a message from Mrs Middleton ...

'During Plumberow's recent non-uniform day we raised a brilliant £752.35! This money will be used to provide much needed resources for the project we are undertaking for the under privileged children we are going out to help. I wish to pass on my sincere thanks for the money that has been raised for the trip' (Mrs Middleton) 

Christmas 2014 saw another 'Shoebox Appeal'! EVEN MORE shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts for children less fortunate across the world, were collected this year! (A total of 74!!)
BIG THANKYOU  to EVERYONE donated to this worthy caused, organised by Operation Christmas Child, which is the world’s largest children’s Christmas Project, run by the Christian relief and development organisation, Samaritan’s Purse.

Thank You from Romania
As a 'Thank You' to the pupils from Plumberow who wrote letters, the children and young people in Romania made and sent beautiful bookmarks that they had made!

Romania - Bookmarks - 2013

More World Wide Understanding and Involvement        

Plumberow Primary Academy again took part in Operation Christmas Child.
A BIG THANKYOU to everyone who filled a shoebox which will now be passed on to children less fortunate across the world
(Many thanks to Mrs Armitage for organising this and our office staff for coordinating the large number of boxes collected!)

Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest children’s Christmas Project, run by the Christian relief and development organisation
                                Samaritan’s Purse.


International School Award

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Last year staff at Plumberow developed links between schools in Nice, France and in Romania. Mrs Turner and Mrs Hebden visited Ecole Mantega and taught lessons to children in that setting. Display of photographs in white hall shows some of the activities they led and participated in. 
Mrs Middleton organised a link with a school in Romania and visited all KS2 classes to discuss what school is like for children in Romania. (the powerpoint can be viewed, here!)
Plumberow also supports some local and international charities through various yearly events and fundraising days.
International links are also made within the curriculum we offer to all children in each year group.

We are hoping to continue to build on these links and are currently working towards gaining the intermediate level of this award.

World Wide Links

Thank You!

Holiday Club in Romania

During the first week of the summer holidays I traveled to the city of Iasi in Romania as part of a team from The Salvation Army, to lead a 

Children’s Holiday Club for 28 underprivileged children in the area.

I would like to say a huge Thank You for the money raised by Plumberow Primary Academy during the summer term which allowed us to take 

the children to a local restaurant each day, something which most of them had never experienced before.

The money also went towards buying basic food supplies such as pasta, rice, oil and sugar for a number of families living in a local village.

This was truly an amazing and humbling experience which was made possible by your kind donations.

Thank You.

Mrs Middleton

some photos of the trip ...




Sheila Bacon,
8 Oct 2013, 04:49