Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Children’s mufti day

CHILDREN at Caversham Primary School raised money for the Poppy Appeal by holding a non-uniform day.

CHILDREN at Caversham Primary School raised money for the Poppy Appeal by holding a non-uniform day.

All 449 pupils paid at least £1 to take part in the event. The school is one of 500 across the country taking part in a trial scheme to make the appeal more relevant to young people.

As well as regular poppies, the school council has been given a selection of poppy-themed goods including temporary tattoos, rings, wristbands, magnetic car stickers, miniature mascots and flexible bracelets to sell.

Caversham appeal organiser Pauline Palmer said: “The idea is for kids to see that it’s not just about some stuffy old man or woman selling poppies. Hopefully it will stick with them and they will want to do more for charity when they are older.”

Headteacher Ruth Perry said: “It’s important that children understand the relevance of the Poppy Appeal, especially with the centenary of the First World War coming up.”

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