Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Pupils star in calendar to pay for school trips

A CALENDAR for 2016 has been created to raise money for Peppard Primary School

A CALENDAR for 2016 has been created to raise money for Peppard Primary School.

Rose Tolhurst, whose daughter Josie, five, attends the school, was in charge of the project.

She took all but one of the pictures that will feature in the calendar which was created by the Friends of Peppard School.

Miss Tolhurst, 30, said: “The school has done a calendar every year but this is the first year it’s been a lot more creative with regards to the styling of the photos.

“Previously it’s just been traditional school pictures. Now I am doing something a bit more seasonal and hopefully many people, rather than just mums, will buy it.”

Some of the photographs are from school events, such as a summer cocktail party, whilst others were specifically set up for the calendar.

Miss Tolhurst lives in Rotherfield Greys with her daughter plus two-year-old son Isaac and partner Laurence Wilson, owner of Magoos bar in Hart Street, Henley.

She took the pictures on her Canon EOS Rebel SLR camera but had to draft in a friend to help with one of the pictures as it was taken using a drone.

In that picture the children were wearing their red jumpers and formed a heart shape for the February picture to signify Valentine’s day.

Miss Tolhurst, who is a director at organic vegetable farm Tolhurst Organic Produce in Whitchurch, said one of her favourite pictures was the children round the maypole.

She said: “I like the picture because there’s lots of movement and it’s very colourful.

“I also like the January picture with the reception class with helium balloons. They’re so innocent and don’t have any inhibitions. They’re just themselves.”

Miss Tolhurst believes it has taken her about 30 hours to take the pictures and touch up the images to complete the calendar. The first photoshoot took place in March.

She said: “It’s been a lot more work then I thought. It’s a challenge to get all the children’s faces in the pictures especially if they’re shouting or jumping up and down.

“I’ve tried to get movement in all the pictures which was quite a challenge.” All the money raised from calendar sales will go towards funding for a trip for the whole school to London at the end of the summer term in July.

Headteacher Nick Steele said: “Educational trips bring our school’s curriculum to life. This trip and other wonderful things would not be possible, without the support of our fantastic Friends.” The calendar costs £10 each, £18 for two or £24 for three with free delivery within a three mile radius of Peppard. To make an order, email office@peppardprimary.co.uk

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