‘Water’ Fun Junior School Charity Day

Active and altruistic pupils in the Junior School put the ‘fun’ into fundraising when they hosted a Charity Day raising over £6500 – smashing the total raised by last year’s event.
Fundraising for three charities – Water Aid, BASIC Brain and Spinal Injury Centre at Salford Royal Hospital, and Wish Upon A Star – as chosen by pupils of the Junior School Council, the whole School (including teachers!) were encouraged to wear blue or water-themed outfits for the day. The pupils also generated their own ideas of how to raise money for their chosen causes.
Junior School Head, Mrs Barbara Bottoms said: “Giving the pupils the responsibility of organising and planning their own stalls involved a huge amount of collaborative work, team building, problem solving and logistical organisation in preparation for the day and on the day itself. It gave different age groups the chance to mix and see what each other had done – it was a fantastic day for school spirit!”
Success was a stroll in the park for each year group who completed sponsored walks over different distances whilst Year 3 baked tasty treats for their own cake sale.
Years 4-6 enjoyed an afternoon hosting activity stalls in the School’s hall and playground including sports, games of skill, fun with water, gooey lucky dips and wrestling raspberries!
Mrs Bottoms said: “We are inundated with requests about different charities and it is easy to become less caring because there are so many things going on… by having one day when the whole School can focus on doing something for such great causes makes it a memorable experience for the children and they all appeared to thoroughly enjoy the day.” 
Take a look at photos of all the day’s action in our Media Gallery.
STOP PRESS: The latest total of money raised is an amazing £7,200.41. Well done to you all!

cheadle hulme school juniors and infants have fun with water balloons during the School's annual charity day whilst raising money for water aid