Rain before Rainbows BookWORLD BOOK DAY at Meadows Primary in Madeley

World Book Day falls on Friday, March 8th. This occasion serves as an excellent opportunity for us to reinforce our school's commitment to fostering a love for reading. This year, our entire school community will centre its attention on the captivating story, 'Rain Before Rainbows' by Smriti Prasadam-Halls. This empowering tale illustrates the importance of resilience and encourages us to embrace the future with optimism and hope. It beautifully aligns with our school value, known as the "Secret of Success," encapsulated by the mantra "Don't Give Up."

donna louise trust logoDuring this occasion, we'll also be fundraising for a charity deeply connected to our school: The Donna Louise Trust (now merged with Dougie Mac). As you may already know, one of our families has endured the heart breaking loss of their cherished twin boys, Lucas (who passed away shortly before Christmas) and Aiden (who recently departed) due to the rare genetic condition NRROS. The incredible support provided by The Donna Louise Trust has been invaluable to them, and we aim to honour this by raising funds for the charity.

We're extending our fundraising efforts for the Donna Louise Trust with a sponsored event designed to generate as much support as possible. After speaking with their sister Josie, we learned that Lucas and Aiden enjoyed going for walks. In light of this, we're organizing a sponsored event named 'The Meadows Big March'. Our collective goal as a school is to walk/run/dance a total of 1,000,000 steps during the final week of the spring term, from Monday, March 18th to Friday, March 22nd. Regardless of the weather, we'll be actively engaging in physical activities, promoting health, and enjoying ourselves while raising funds together. Both students and staff will participate, and parents are encouraged to join the challenge as well. Please feel free to share your Strava or Fit Bit screenshots. This challenge is ambitious, but our commitment to it is unwavering.


Did you know… Dougie Mac provides all hospice services free of charge to over 3,000 patients with life limiting illnesses each year in Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and surrounding villages, also offering supportive care for their families and carers. They help adults living with cancer and non-cancer life-limiting illnesses such as advanced heart failure, Dementia, motor neurone disease and incurable lung diseases.