Charities Update

Charities Update

Published on 14 November 2006

Pupils filling potsThe pupils of the Junior School have been very busy indeed supporting The Marie Curie Cancer Fund, Children with Leukaemia and Cancer Research through their national competition 'Pound a Poem'.

On returning to school after the October holiday, the children in the Pre-school and Lower Primary departments all planted a daffodil bulb in their own pot. Each pot was then taken home and donations were returned. The children will look after their daffodil bulbs during the winter months and then bring them back into school after February half term. It is hoped that by St David's Day we will be able to hold a spectacular Daffodil Parade!

Every Friday the children in the Upper Primary have been putting their loose change into a 'pot' for Children with Leukaemia, and on Thursday 23 November we will be holding a Christmas Toy Fair. All money raised from this sale will go towards this charity.

At our Toy Fair we are also running a 'Smarties Appeal' to raise funds for our School pony 'Zero'. Zero lives at the DRUM Riding School for the Disabled in Edinburgh and is much loved by our pupils and those who ride him.

This term Cancer Research launched a national competition called 'Pound A Poem'. Children have been asked to write a poem about a fruit or a vegetable from anywhere in the world and to pay a pound to enter it into the competition. As always, our pupils have given this their full support and already we have some wonderful poems going forward. A selection of these poems will be published in the School magazine, Tick Talk, at the end of the session. All pounds go to Cancer Research.