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Saltford Library and Post Office competition
Saltford Library and Post Office competition

Get creative and win prizes

Saltford Community Library and Post Office Hub are celebrating extending opening hours after a successful first year. They are now open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9.00am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-5.00pm. Saturday 9.00am-12.00noon.

To support this, they are delighted to be running a competition for children who attend Saltford C of E Primary School.

Competition details

The children are to design a leaflet that is A5 size but will be folded in two.  The purpose of the leaflet is to get businesses - shops, doctors, dentists, vets etc. to use the Saltford Post Office for their banking and posting.The children can draw an activity within or outside the Post Office. Ideas include:  a van or Post Office lorry that is delivering parcels and letters, notes and coins, a weighing machine, stamps, paying in slip/cheque being stamped on the counter.

Competition prizes

The best five will get prizes with the overall winner being used on one side of the leaflet.

The prizes will be gift cards to the value noted below:

Overall best design £20.

EYFS/KS1 top prize £10, highly commended £5.

KS2 top prize £10, highly commended £5.

Competition rules

Designs to be completed on plain paper and coloured with crayons/ coloured pencils or felt tips only

Designs to be completed on A5 paper

Entries to clearly show the child's name and class on the back of their designs

Entries to be placed it in the competition box inside Saltford Community Library during their new opening hours

One entry per child.

Closing date Monday 2nd December.

Good luck to all who enter!

Christmas Fair 2019
Christmas Fair 2019

Friday 6th December from 3.15pm

This is not to be missed. Start getting in the mood for Christmas with a visit to our fair. It will start with carols from our children at 3.15pm and then stalls will open at 3.30pm.

New for 2019, get your children kitted out for Christmas with our kids' Christmas jumper stall.

The fair also features

  • Santa's grotto
  • Tombolas for soft toys
  • Chocolates and bottle tombolas
  • Christmas crafts for the children
  • Hot dog and mulled cider stalls
  • Christmas café with delicious home-made cakes
  • Wide range of stalls

As usual, raffle tickets will be on sale before and during the fair. Make sure you're in with a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes.

Key dates for the PTA Christmas Fair:

Boxes outside the school office for screw top bottles, Christmas jumpers, teddies, games - from Thursday 7th November

Raffle tickets in book bags - Friday 15th November

Non-uniform day - donations of chocolates and bottles for the tombolas - Friday 29th November

Decorate a Jam-Jar Competition - Jars into school - Monday 2nd December

Christmas Fair preparation evening - Tuesday 3rd December in Class ESST


You can help in the preparation for the fair by donating to our collection boxes at the front of school.

School Christmas 2019
School Christmas 2019

Getting festive at Saltford School

For a complete round-up of our school activities over Christmas and into the new year, see our special Christmas page here.

Go spotty on Friday!
Go spotty on Friday!

We're supporting BBC Children in Need

Please join in the BBC Children in Need fun on Friday by wearing something spotty to school. As much or as little as you like! We suggest a donation of £1 in return. This will all go to Children in Need. 

See the BBC Children in Need website for lots of information on how the money raised will be spent. You can also see lots of other fundraising suggestions, along with support materials and activities to help you join in on the day.

The 'reverse advent calendar' is back!
The 'reverse advent calendar' is back!

The pleasure of giving and helping families in need

Following the success of last year, we would once again like to invite the children to take part in our reverse advent calendar and, in doing so, help a family in need this Christmas.

Last year, Keynsham Food Bank was overwhelmed by the generosity of the children and families of Saltford School and our donations. In 2017 over 3.5 tonnes were donated through this campaign.

We are asking one child from each class to give an item every day from 11th November so that, on 5th December, we have 25 items that can be donated to Keynsham food bank, to give out in time for Christmas.

You can fill the box with inexpensive items. We are that most of us could find plenty of tinned items being unused in our cupboards. (Of course, please make sure anything you donate is in date.) You don’t have to spend a lot; honestly any donation will be gratefully received.

Below is the list of the 24 most needed items. Of course, a donation of a Christmassy treat of your choice would be a great way to end on day 25!

Most needed Christmas items

For more information about how to access help from the Keynsham and Saltford food banks, see our Pupil premium page. If you would like to know more about the Keynsham food bank, you can see their website here.

Thank you in anticipation of your support in this and thank you to Mrs Nethercott for co-ordinating the project.

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