We are rather proud of Tristan, year 7. He has had 20cm of hair cut off in support of the Little Princess Trust, a children’s charity that provides real hair wigs free of charge to children and young adults following hair loss after cancer treatment and other illnesses. Tristan is hoping this will be enough for one or two wigs to be made from.

Read more of his story, and help support the Little Princess Trust.

Thank you to Mr R King from North Yorkshire, who sent us some magazines from his time at Blackstone School (one of our predecessors) in the 1960s. We will post a few excerpts throughout the week on our social media sites. We wonder if you will recognise a name or two...

Wednesday 13 December, 2pm – 6 pm, Wallingford School

Many of you will have seen our post from last week about the family of one of our students working very closely with the charity www.dkms.org.uk. They are organising events and raising awareness to attract more donors onto the register, with the view to helping a family member, and several thousand other patients (mainly children between 1 and 5) to find that lifesaving donor match.

We had such a lovely response from our school community and we are pleased to be able to offer the school as a venue for a Swab Hub Donor Registration Event on Wednesday 13 December.

We would welcome anyone interested in coming along for more information and/or to register. It is just a mouth swab and a registration form. Donors must be between 17 and 55 years of age.

A big thank you to everyone who took the time to visit the Swab Hub at Wallingford School yesterday afternoon. We were very pleased to find out that 61 people registered!

If you couldn't make it, you can still register online at www.dkms.org.uk

Mr Lyons has kindly offered to do swab registrations for staff and 6th Form students tomorrow and Monday lunch time - we are happy for members of the community to register in this way too, but please contact the school prior to your visit, so we can plan a suitable time slot over lunch.

Many thanks for your help and please continue sharing!

A message from Nicola Howse of the WSA:

"Thank you from the WSA for all the parent helpers at 1155 Firework Display.

"A big thank you to everyone who volunteered to help at the Wallingford Fireworks earlier this month. WSA attended a presentation last night and received a generous donation of £900.00, which will go towards the school mini bus fund. It would not have been possible to have received this without all of your help - so thank you all very much for giving up some of your evening to help."

We at Wallingford School would like to add our own special thanks to the WSA for their continued support with all our events in school and extra time out in the community raising funds for a new mini bus. Your dedication and hard work are very much appreciated - thank you!