Fun Day Fundraising
Generous Junior School pupils raised a staggering £6,369 during their annual Charity Fun Day activities.
Through a whole Junior School sponsored swim, sales of home baked cakes and lunchtime games, pupils raised the remarkable total, which will be donated to The Christie Charity and Reuben’s Retreat equally; two charities selected by the Junior School council.
One Year 6 pupil, Christina Stewart-Syme single-handedly raised over £300. She said: “I was really pleased that all my family and friends sponsored me for the swim. I also helped to organise an Aim and Eat game at lunchtime, which raised another £40, where everyone paid to throw wet sponges at the teachers and won sweets for prizes.”
Year 1 pupil, Ciaran McDonagh, who added over £100 to the total, in sponsorship for his swim, said: “It was really hard as my arms and legs were getting really tired but I managed to swim 40 lengths so was really pleased.”
Pupils dressed in spots and stripes for the annual day dedicated to charity fundraising, as they bought cakes made by Year 3 pupils and took part in activities and games organised by pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6.
The sponsored swim took place throughout the week leading up to the main day, as Infants and Juniors made use of the School’s own swimming pool, going huge lengths to make it another record year of fundraising.