Junior school houses get creative for Charity Day

Junior school pupils had a fun and innovative Charity Day as they raised money for their Houses’ chosen causes.

The girls and boys were asked to bring in £1 to donate to their charities on the day and they also took part in a number of fundraising activities.

Everyone had a great time supporting such worthy causes and they raised an amazing £772.

Arden – Dementia Support

Arden chose Dementia Support as their charity and the pupils wore rainbow colours as these are the colours on the charity’s logo. They enjoyed a sponsored treasure hunt and sporting activities and raised nearly £250.

House captain Amelie Batey said they chose Dementia Support as it is “a common illness that deserves to be known more about.”

Nicholson – CIRCA (Crohns in Childhood Research Association)

Pupils in Nicholson dressed in purple and wore the CIRCA ribbon to support their chosen charity. The girls and boys sold teddy bears and keyrings and had lots of fun pinning the tail on the donkey as they raised over £215.

House captain Chloe Smith said that CIRCA was chosen as one of the pupils in the House was affected by the condition.

Warren – Little Princess Trust

Warren pupils got creative as they came to school wearing wacky hair, wigs and hats, representing the charity that provides real hair wigs to children who have lost theirs. There was also a wacky hair competition which raised over £150.

House captains Amelia Massey and Jack Purves chose Little Princess Trust as they were made aware of the charity earlier in the school year and wanted “children with no hair not to feel left out.”

Vernon – When You Wish Upon a Star

When You Wish Upon a Star benefited by just under £150 as pupils dressed in yellow to represent stars, highlighting the charity that helps grant wishes to terminally ill children. The house captains also showed that they were game for a laugh as they were the willing targets for a wet sponge throwing competition!

Adina Vidler and Alexandra Bloor chose their charity as they were really keen to help sick children “meet people they really admire.”

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