Blue Non-Uniform Day - Friday 21st May
14 May 2021 (by admin)
In celebrating Dementia Action Week, Friday 21st May will be a non-uniform day. Children are asked to wear blue - the colour of the Forget-Me-Not flower on the dementia logo.
Dear Parents and Carers,
As a newly awarded Dementia Friendly School, we are excited to be taking part in this year’s Dementia Action Week from 17th-23rd May which is a national event that aims to raise awareness about the disease and help improve the lives of those living with dementia. With 850,000 people in the UK currently living with dementia, this is such an important topic for people of all ages to understand to ensure we are a dementia friendly society where those living with dementia do not feel excluded.
Next week, on Thursday 20th May, Miss Usher will be holding an assembly about dementia, then on Friday 21st the whole school will have a ‘blue’ non-uniform day – blue being the colour of the Forget-Me-Not flower on the dementia logo. In the afternoon, all classes will be completing the ‘Memories with Grandma’ resource from The Alzheimer’s Society, before presenting their findings during our Teams Celebration Assembly, where we will be joined by Ashlar House Care Home residents. We are also pleased to have Maria Blanche, Essex County Council’s Dementia Partnership Delivery Lead joining us as a special guest for both assemblies.
If you would like any further information, wish to sign the petition to ‘cure the care system,’ or would like to make a donation for the non-uniform day which will go towards helping improve the lives of those living with dementia, please do so by clicking onto the link at the end of this message . Alternatively, you can also find information and make a donation to Dementia UK Specialist support to families facing dementia | Dementia UK https://www.dementiauk.org