St Francis flying kites for the Jack Rabbit Foundation

St Francis pupils created a sky full of colour last Friday, when they launched over 150 kites simultaneously.  The event was held to highlight The St Francis School community’s support of the The Jack Rabbit Foundation, the charity  founded by The Rowe family in memory of Jack Rowe, a former Nursery pupil at St Francis who tragically died in a swimming pool  in July 2014.

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The Jack Rabbit Foundation is aimed at tackling the dangers of swimming pools and at saving the lives of very young children.  The foundation, using the nick name given to Jack by his sister Ella, who is in Year 5 at St Francis is already raising funds intended for the primary goal of saving lives of under 6’s by increasing the education of the ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) Self-Rescue Technique.

The foundation logo designed by Year 8 St Francis pupil Bijou Angus was chosen by the Rowe family from many wonderful logos designed by pupils as part of a design competition during the last academic year.

Headmaster, David Sibson said; “The children enjoyed flying their kites to highlight the work of The Jack Rabbit Foundation.  As a school we hope that our support of The Foundation will encourage St Francis parents and also the wider community to support this worthwhile cause and help The Rowe family in their endeavours to highlight the dangers of swimming pools and to save the lives of very young children

Jack Rabbit (Amended Logo)

Anyone wishing to donate to The Jack Rabbit Foundation should visit: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/thejackrabbitfoundation, or click on the Jack Rabbit Foundation logo, left.

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