This morning we were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Crawley to St. Francis of Assisi. As an ex-pupil of St. Francis of Assisi, our school holds a special place in his heart. The children were delighted to meet the Mayor and greet him ‘Good Morning, Mr Mayor’.

The Mayor visited the school to receive our Harvest offerings, on behalf of Open House Crawley .  May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your very kind donations that will help support families in need throughout Crawley. Pictured below is Ian Wilkins, a representative from Open House Crawley. Open House Crawley is a charity providing support and services for those suffering the effects of homelessness, unemployment, loneliness, discrimination or other forms of social exclusion. Their support is available to anyone in need.

I should also like to thank Sienna Parry and Laurence McGee for greeting the mayor and sharing with him their new learning journey in English about a meerkat named Sunny who has travelled all the way from the Kalahari Desert to our school.  (The book ‘Meerkat Mail’, written by Emily Gravett, has been used as a stimulus for writing their own letters back to Sunny’s family in Africa to share similarities and differences between the two continents that Sunny has experienced).