Saturday, 8 December 2012

Brian part of Blackpool school family

Children at Devonshire Primary School, Blackpool,  enjoy following the progress of their own special Happy House child Brian. And they are a very important part of his sponsor family. Here Devonshire school tells of the road that led it to the Happy House:
""Our involvement began shortly after we had seen reports about Sue and the Happy House Project in the Blackpool Gazette. Jack, Sue’s grandson, was a pupil of our school at that time.
School thought that it would be a great idea to sponsor her charity so that our children could learn about children from other countries who are less fortunate than themselves.
The children of the school council quickly became involved with the charity.  They invited Sue into school to come and give a talk to the School Council.  Sue spoke about her work and showed the children a dvd.
This touched the hearts of the children and they agreed that we at Devonshire should sponsor a child.  That child was Brian. This obviously made the children think deeply about Watamu and baby Brian as, during the yearly SATS, many children wrote about the charity in their literacy writing tests.
The children are always suggesting new fundraising ideas and keep up to date with the latest news from Watamu by looking at our display on the corridor or reminiscing by looking at old photos and reports in our display book in the reception area.
A book for Brian
Sponsoring Brian has enriched the lives of our children, helping them to realise that not everyone is as fortunate as we are and that no matter how little we may have to give, what we can give can and does make a difference.  We  thank the Happy House for that opportunity."
A tasty read!
Devonshire  sent a storybook for Brian for Christmas, with love from all his friends there, and he has his own section and gallery on the school blog where children can follow his progress, see our Happy House daily blog, and add their own comments.
*Brian came to the Happy House as a newborn in June 2010. His mother abandoned him in hospital shortly after giving birth. He is a happy, thriving toddler and enjoying being in the Playgroup at the Happy House School.
Thank you Devonshire School for your continued support and love for little Brian.
If any schools or individuals would like to know more about sponsoring a Happy House child please contact: