Although many of us think of him often, today it has been so lovely to think of him altogether. It’s been wonderful to share our stories and memories of a truly special man.
One memory that got shared today was “we used to help Alan to deliver the milk and do jobs”. To the children that’s what they were doing but little did they know, he was doing a whole lot more, he was shaping lives and futures.
Today nursery celebrated the life of a very very special man. Alan, our caretaker. Although our little ones don’t remember Alan in person, his love, care for others and his spirit was celebrated and talked about.
Alan did everything for the children at Green Top and my goodness, he would have loved our children in nursery this year. ❤️
Today we wear our sports wear to remember Alan Finley.
We have put together a small tribute to Alan…
As Mr Butler wrote to our community two years ago…
Alan was an amazing man. More than a caretaker, he was a friend to all staff, a smile for all parents and most of all a champion for all children. His love for Leicester City, sketching and horse racing will always stay with us. But it’s his total dedication to the community of Green Top which will never be matched again. He was a true Green Top Legend. #crewGreentop #alwaysGreentop #always4Alan
This picture was taken 5 years ago today when we achieved a good ofsted grading. The school is a different place to what it was then… What a journey! Thanks to all those who have joined us and continued with us on our journey. Alan would be so proud of you all!
Class 3 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the Disney drawing competition in memory of Alan. We were very impressed with the children’s efforts with some children producing up to 5 pictures throughout the day! An extra special well done to Carter who was chosen as the EYFS winner of the competition. Carter produced lots of different pictures throughout the day and thoroughly deserved his amazing prize. We hope you have fun producing lots more pictures Carter. We think you could be an illustrator when you grow up or maybe even work for Disney!
Please enjoy this little video of some of the amazing drawings!
Today the children in class 3 and 4 took part in a Disney drawing competition for Alan. They loved being ‘Have a Go Henry’s’ and trying out loads of different Disney characters following instructions on YouTube. Below are a few images of the pictures drawn and finally a massive well done to Carter who won the best picture for Early Years but it must have been so hard to choose as they were all amazing.
Friday 22nd November is 1 year on from the devastating day we lost Alan. Our school community will never be the same and I thank each and every one of you for supporting each other and our school community through this.
Yesterday, I placed a posy of blue and yellow flowers at the graveside on behalf of all the staff and students at Green Top.
To remember Alan on Friday we will be hosting an ‘Alan Finley Memorial Day’ (Please join us in wearing your football shirt or blue for the day) Anyone wishing to donate £1 to support the Alan Finley Trust is invited to do so.
We will also be hosting a drawing competition within school which will be launched to the students tomorrow. This competition will be judged by Yvette and Janet (Alan’s family) on Friday afternoon.
Jake and his family have been in talks with LCFC since Alan’s passing and were sent this beautiful certificate of acknowledgement of Alan’s dedication to both the school and the football club, both of which we know he loved dearly.
This was shared with the children in todays’ assembly and will be placed in the school foyer.