The Bring and Buy Sale


On Friday we had a WILD Bring and Buy Sale at Edmund Waller School, to raise money for the famine in East Africa.  It was so popular, the weather was lovely and the classes provided so much to sell!




There were toys, books and we are pretty sure we saw a keyboard, some paintings and a model boat. There was one table for each year group and they were all run by our School Councillors (the teachers, teaching assistants and some of our classmates helped us).  They were set up so everyone could see everything and nothing was left behind.  Customers chose a fair price to pay for each item.  We collected so much money we are sure the Red Cross people will be happy with our donation!






Remember if you did not buy anything on the day, you can always go on the internet with your parents and donate your own money to help buy starving children food to eat.

Today we counted the money we raised from the Bring and Buy Sale. It took a long time!



was a bit like the pile on our table.  There was also £160 worth of notes! Over all we raised £373.19 and it was all because of the wonderful children and parents in our school.  Well done Edmund Waller!

By School Councillors Abdul and Aasta


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We are going to have a Bring and Buy Sale to help people affected by the famine in East Africa.

When there is famine, people don’t have enough food to eat.  They may not also have enough water or medicine to keep them healthy. Every day children are dying from starvation, dehydration or sicknesses.

So, the School Council decided to do something about it and they want you to help.

They have organised a Bring and Buy Sale. This will be on Friday 21st of April at 3:30pm.  Each class will have their own stall.

We would like you to bring good quality items to sell at the fair that other children would like to buy.

  • Do you have any brilliant toys, books or games that you no longer use, that you think other children would like to buy?
  • Would you like to buy something little to donate from your own pocket money?

Please bring your donations to school on the first day back.

Please remember to bring some money to school, so that you can buy something from the sale on Friday 21st of April.

Have a good holiday.

By Maia and Jiya, School Councillors

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Visiting the Mayor of Lewisham


On Friday 24th February, five children from the School Council went to visit The Mayor of Lewisham. When they arrived at the Civic Suite in Catford, they took a few pictures by a plaque at the Entrance to the building, before going inside.


IMG_6773There, they saw other children Councillors from other schools. They each received a bag full with these gifts in it: a Lewisham pen; a picture of the Mayor’s badge; two booklets about how Lewisham is governed and a description of the Mayor’s chain. They sat at a table with one page of quizzes about the Lewisham.


The Councillors looked at a glass cabinet, which had three maces in. The two adults who help the Young Mayor introduced themselves and explained why there were three maces.



Did you know that Lewisham used to be split into two borough: Lewisham and Deptford?  Edmund Waller would have been in Deptford and the Old Town Hall is near New Cross Gate Station.



deptford town hall

Do you recognise it?

After that they went into a room where usually The Mayor and the Councillors have their meetings. The two adults who help the Young Mayor were talking to all the Councillors in their meeting room.



In the Mayor’s room, every Councillor asked the Mayor questions.  There were also lots   of snacks on the table, like fruit bars, Ribena, orange juice and a bowl of fruit. We all helped ourselves to the food as the mayor went around the room picking each councillor.  We also had the chance to hold the Mayor’s badge, which is usually worn on special occasions.



After everyone had finished their questions, we were dismissed and we got the results of the winners.

At the end of our visit, the Mayor came out of his office and we shook his hand and had our photograph taken with him.


He also gave us all his autograph.  Eveena took the chance to ask him just one more question: “When you were a teacher did you ever shout?”  His response was, “Yes, but I shouted quietly, because my class was quiet.”

The visit showed us that however small you are you can help to improve your community.

By School Councillors Eveena, Luke  & Gabriel


Guess the Number of Marbles in a Jar

Don’t forget that you can take part in our final 999 Club fundraiser of the year: Guess the Number of Marbles in a Jar on the playground before school every morning, starting on Tuesday.  Councillors will be by the main gate from 8:30am.  30p per guess.  All proceeds will go to The 999 Club to buy sleeping bags for their Winter Shelter.  Leon, one of our School Councillors tells you more about the event here.

Guess the Number of Marbles in a Jar

On Tuesday the 24th – Friday 27th January, Edmund Waller children can take part in a Guess the Number of Marbles in a Jar fun morning game.  This is to raise money for The 999 Club who help homeless people that suffer throughout the UK.

marbles in jar photo

We are here to help the homeless people to not to suffer because of the cold weather during the winter.  By raising money for The 999 Club, we help them buy sleeping bags so their guests don’t need to sleep on the floor on the cold streets or when they visit the night shelter. If you help, then we can help reduce the population of homeless people in the UK, and they can have a proper place to stay.


The activity will be taking place in the mornings before school 8:40am -8:58am.  It only costs 30p a go to participate in this game that we are running. The activity will take place in front of the main entrance with a few Councillors running the activity every day.


So far, we have raised about £527 in our fund-raising efforts this year.  Well done, everyone!

Hopefully you will be able to participate and we can raise as much money as possible to help the homeless.

By Leon, School Councillor

Cake Sale and Competition for The 999 Club

Just before Christmas, the children at Edmund Waller participated in a Cake Sale and Competition.  This was a very successful event and was have raised £527.29 so far with our fundraising this year.

cake 2

All this money goes to the 999 Club to buy sleeping bags and other equipment to help homeless people. The Cake Competition was very popular and there were two winners: Adaeze (4R) and Grace (1B).


Well done everyone!

By School Councillors TJ and Miles

Layer Up Day

Layer Up Day was the best!  I took part in it and wore lots of layers! We raised lots of money.  The 999 Club really appreciated that fact that children layered up and payed £1 to help a homeless person have a sleeping bag.  If people didn’t raise any money to help people with no home, they might freeze to Death.

At Edmund Waller we did the Right Thing!!!!!!!!!

We managed to raise £84.56 in just one day. However its was also quiet disappointing, because only a few people did it. Next time we could do better. Our next event is the Cake Competition where we hope to raise even more money.   (We think it will!)

One enthusiastic child wore 16 layers, could you do better?

Really make an effort because we are doing it not for us but for people that really need our help!

How many layers of clothes do you think this young lady is wearing?
How many layers of clothes do you think this young lady is wearing?

Layer Up Day

Abdul, Jiya and Juno on the School Council have designed this poster encouraging everyone in the school community to take part in Layer Up Day.


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This is the first of three fundraising initiatives that the School Council has organised to raise money to buy sleeping bags for The 999 Club Winter Shelter.  It is the only 7-night a week winter night shelter in south east London and you can find out more their work here.