As you all know by now the multi activity marathon this year will take place tomorrow Monday 14th of November.
This is one of the very important events which marks our school calendar. One of the main priorities on the school agenda is to bring up students who are aware that there are people in our community and worldwide who need help. The Multi marathon walk works towards this goal.
Although the pre-junior children are still young to understand what exactly happens in the world around them in terms of poverty and other similar issues, they can comprehend that there are people who are sick and others who are poor and are not lucky as we are.
They can understand that donating some money from their piggybank (obviously with your permission) and also asking relatives to donate for the needy will make a difference in other people’s lives. It makes them grow into better people, the adults of our future.
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 believe that you will do your utmost to help your children gather donations for these worthy causes. The forms are to be sent in with the money by not later than Friday 18th November.
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.
Then we will walk back to school. Although the children enjoy this event very much it requires some effort on their part to walk – especially going back to school. Here is the part which I believe earns them the money for others.
The children will be rigorously supervised at all times. The children will be not be carrying their bags themselves – these will be carried in cars driven by school personnel.
It will help us a lot if their main lunch and their bottles are packed in the same bag as you did for the Girgenti Farm Outing on Friday. Please make sure that all items are labelled.
Thanks for your co-operation.