St John’s Clock
Thank you to Parents who came along to hear the clock chime at 2.30pm. I would like to apologise to those of you who were waiting outside a different gate and missed the party poppers celebration. We had stated 2.30pm for the celebration – and it certainly was short – but here is some of the clock information that we shared with the children.
Made in 1860 by Thwaites and Read who also made the Big Ben clock
Originally a wind up mechanism which meant someone had to climb the tower every time it needed winding or adjusting – so a new electric system was created.
The last time the clock broke it took 8 years to repair at a cost of £6000. Some of this money was from a contribution from the local council. It was restarted in 2004.
The electric mechanism broke in March 2014 and has now been repaired at a cost of nearly £2000. Your sponsor money will fund some of the cost and we have now reinstated such an important piece of St John’s history.
THANK YOU SO MUCH. Well done to the children who completed four different 1 minute time challenges during the afternoon including:
Drawing a portrait
Bouncing a ball
Please send your forms and sponsor money back to school by the end of next week (Friday 18th July) and we will let you know how much we have raised.