Celebrating Harvest in Crookham

Crookham Junior School Harvest Breakfast

Naomi Booth :: Friday 11th October 2019 :: This Story

Crookham Junior School have been celebrating Harvest with their tradition of Harvest Breakfast.
The children work together in groups to organise their breakfasts. Some children bring in beautiful table decorations, while others bring in bread, pastries, waffles and pancakes, and others bring the fruit and the jam. It's a wonderful celebration but the children also spend time thinking about what they can do for others.
This year each child has taken home some promises of good deeds they intend to do. The aim is to raise money by carrying out the acts of kindness which will then be donated to Ocean Stars to help build a well at the Pattipalai Preschool.
The children at Crookham Junior School are really looking forward to seeing how the project develops.
Many Thanks Ladies as always,
Harvest RabbitHarvest decorationWaffles and fruitFruit and juice

Ocean Stars October 2019 visit

Plans for Ocean Stars October 2019 visit are well under way.

Naomi Booth :: Tuesday 1st October 2019 :: This Story

15 volunteers will be travelling to Sri Lanka at the end of October to visit Ocean Stars projects and take resources out to 20 preschools.2019 Trip volunteers

If you would like to find out more about our work or how to volunteer please visit the different pages on this website.

Frundraising despite no trip!

Calthorpe Park School students continue to fund raise for Ocean stars trust in spite of their trip being cancelled.

Naomi Booth :: Sunday 29th September 2019 :: This Story

 The October Calthorpe Park School Trip to Sri-Lanka was cancelled earlier this year due to the Easter Sunday bombings. Students have so far raised £8000 for the Ocean Stars children of Sri Lanka. Their efforts were reported in the school magazine .

 Calthorpe Park School still supporting Ocean Stars Trust with amazing fundraising

Students visit Ocean Stars Lanka

3 students from University of East Anglia who have just completed a Masters in International Development spent 4 days with Ocean Stars Lanka...

OceanStars :: Saturday 7th September 2019 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/355/w288/shining-stars.jpgThey visited to understand how the charity operates on the ground in Sri Lanka.

They spent the morning at Shining Stars preschool to see how OST manages their preschool operation. One of the students commented

" I am very impressed with the work of Ocean Stars UK and Lanka. The preschools are regularly visited and monitored by OSL staff and the children are happy and the teacher feels supported by Ocean Stars."

"Your work in SL is amazing and inspiring." 

Teacher Training Workshop

A 3 day Teacher Training Workshop for 70 pre-school leaders

OceanStars :: Wednesday 24th July 2019 :: This Story

Ocean Stars is organising a teacher training seminar for 3 days for 70 preschool teachers some of whom travelled over 10 hours to attend.

The opening ceremony was reported in the Batti news on Friday 19 July. The project was organised by Ocean Stars UK and funded by Fonthill UK and Sunny-sid3 up.

The teachers are delighted to be able to be together and learn from each other as well as attend workshops.

Read about the preschool training and see more photos from the event.

Event details

Zeddy presenting awardDan presenting awardDilanee presenting award

Mrs Kalavelly led the preschool training on all the admin required by the preschool bureau. These included registers for attendance, minutes of parents meetings , teachers attendance , special needs records, resources inventory.

Admin requirementsWorkshop attendees


Alfie fund raising for 2020!

Alfie who is planning to volunteer with Ocean Stars in 2020 has already started fund raising.

OceanStars :: Wednesday 10th July 2019 :: This Story

Alfie's fund-raisingHe held an afternoon tea with a photo quiz and balloon modelling competition and raised over £500 in the process !

Well done Alfie.

If you would like to volunteer with Ocean Stars in 2020 October then please get in touch with us: oceanstarstrust@gmail.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Balloon modelling workshopFood!Balloon modelling workshop results

Visiting Sri Lanka High Commission, London

Ocean Stars is hoping to take a group of students from Calthorpe Park school in Fleet to the High Commission in the autumn.

OceanStars :: Tuesday 9th July 2019 :: This Story

Dilanee with Mr Abdul Haleen and Mr Sam CoorayDilanee OST Founder spent the day at the Sri Lanka High Commission in London and met Mr Abdul Haleem Counsellor for Political and Public Affairs and Mr Sam Cooray Third Secretary for Education.

Dilanee at the Sri Lanka High CommissionThe High Commission supported Ocean Stars UK with their application to register Ocean Stars Lanka as a Government NGO in Sri Lanka. Mr Sam Cooray is also very supportive of the work Ocean Stars does with UK preschools, primary and secondary schools promoting cultural understanding between young people. Ocean Stars is hoping to take a group of students from Calthorpe Park school in Fleet to the High Commission in the autumn.

Ocean Stars is delighted to have the support of the SL HC in our work empowering children through education in Sri Lanka.

Jo and Janine's bike ride

This is how it went...

OceanStars :: Tuesday 2nd July 2019 :: This Story

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Ocean Stars Trust had their AGM on Thursday 27 June

OceanStars :: Friday 28th June 2019 :: This Story

Picture: /files/latest-news/352/w288/ost-agm%20%281%29.jpgSeveral Friends of Ocean Stars attended and talked about their role in the charity.

We are very grateful to everyone who give so generously if their time in our vision of creating a Sri Lanka where children have equal opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of OST please contact us!

100 Mile Cycling Challenge

Janine and Jo taking on this challenge to raise funds for Ocean Stars Trust

OceanStars :: Sunday 9th June 2019 :: This Story

You can help Janine Dunbar raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page.


"Jo and I wanted to combine a new personal challenge with supporting the vital work of Ocean Stars Trust in Sri Lanka, where it works to 'Inspire Children Through Education. 

The funds we raise will go towards supporting children, families and teachers in some of the poorest areas of Sri Lanka where OST projects are based.

Sadly, Ocean Stars projects have been further affected by the Easter Sunday bombings. It has been a very difficult time for the communities supported by the charity.

The work of Ocean Stars Trust has a long-term and ongoing commitment to empower children and families from all backgrounds across Sri Lanka, bringing light to education and to every life."

JustGiving sends your donation straight to Ocean Stars Trust so that we can put your generosity to good use!

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