KS2 were visited by Faye from St Gemma’s Hospice in October and she spoke to them about the important work St Gemma’s do for people in the North of Leeds by providing high quality end-of-life care for patients and emotional support for their relatives. The children listened thoughtfully to the presentation and learnt a great deal about how to terminally ill patients are supported in our area. It was comforting to learn more about St Gemma’s work.
Talbot has supported St Gemma’s for many years by collecting for them after our shows and concerts; last year, school raised an impressive total of £906.08. I am confident that it made all of us feel good about ourselves - to know that our actions have contributed to the vital work of this inspiring charity.
At the end of the assembly, the children met Gemma the Giraffe (St Gemma’s mascot) and got to say hello to her. This caused a huge amount of excitement, even amongst Year 6, and she must have shook hands with, high-fived or hugged more than 250 children by the end of the day. We were delighted that Gemma also found the time to pop in and say hello to our younger pupils in KS1 and EYRS. This was very exciting, including for the teachers.
MR Jude Rivers (Talbot Primary School)