A DECADE OF HOPE
On 30th October 2014 Hope Hamilton Church and Hope Hamilton CE Primary School celebrated a Decade of Hope. The children shared their ideas of what it means to be
'A child of Britain, a Child of Hope Hamilton'
and we gave thanks for the first ten years.
The Bishop of Leicester, who opened the school, joined us for the occasion then visited our lunchtime prayer room where he added a prayer to the children's prayer book.
Download the new Autumn Term menu for 2013
Please remember meals must now be booked in advance.
There is always a meat, vegetarian, pasta and baked potato option so children have plenty of choice.
See the prospectus page for more information or pop into the office for a chat.
We now have a defibrillator ready to install on the external school wall for school and community use in the autumn term!
In October we are hoping to host an event to raise awareness of SADs ( Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) which causes the heart to suddenly go into an abnormal rhythm (ie stops beating normally). It usually affects young otherwise fit and healthy people. A local youngster, Joe Humphries, died as a result of this in October 2012, aged just 14. His father, Steve Humphries, has worked extensively with the school most noteably on our Special Olympics Opening Ceremony with Engelbert Humperdink and on the City Mural for the special olympics painted by our children.
Their family have established the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust to raise awareness of this condition and inspire young people to fulfil their potential and develop their talents. As part of this, they are working with East Midlands Ambulance Service to provide CPR training in schools and to site AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator) in schools.
We already have annual training from the fire service in fire awareness for years 1 and 5 and we are keen to add to this quality training for older children, at their level, in what to do if they have an unconscious casualty.
For more information see
where you will also find a short information film starring rugby legend, Martin Johnson CBE explaining what to do if you find yourself in a situation with an unconscious casualty.
More details after the summer holiday.
We have recently received complaints form local residents about parents blocking access to their properties.
We are also concerned at the number of parents who park dangerously without regard for the children's safety.
Please park thoughtfully - or better still - park a short distance away from school and walk.
Just one accident will be one accident too many - let's not wait until it happens.
If you have a concern about parking, please contact Katie Burnham, our local community police officer.