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Junior School pupils have had a busy week of fundraising for World Child Cancer, taking part in a variety of fun activities each day, including charity breakfasts, an exciting House Aquathlon, creating artwork for a child cancer ward and concluding today (Fri 18 June) with a vibrant non-uniform day.

Children were also encouraged to complete a good deed at home each day, in honour of the cause. The total raised so far is over £3,100, which will go to World Child Cancer, as chosen by pupils on our Junior School Council.

The week kicked off with a special assembly on Monday, to talk about our chosen charity and how the pupils’ fundraising efforts would make a difference to children around the world.

Every morning, a different year group met for a special charity breakfast in the dining hall:  “The Charity Breakfast was a great opportunity to get together with friends, eat lots of nice food and knowing we were doing it to raise money for sick children across the world” Year 4 Pupil.

Our sporting challenge for the week was to take part in a House Aquathlon, where pupils chose to either run or swim in a relay-style event. There was great excitement from both the pool, and on our Senior Field, where children supported their teammates as they tackled obstacles such as hoola hoops, jumps and squats.

The House Aquathlon was amazing to cheer on my team and to know we are helping support World Child Cancer” Year 4 pupil

“The pool was so loud from the children shouting for their team!” Year 5 pupil

During the second half of the week, pupils spent time creating unique artwork to be sent to a child cancer ward, and on Friday they were invited to wear their own clothes, with an opportunity to wear nail polish, hair colour and transfer tattoos.

Matt Anderson, Assistant Principal, commented: “I’m proud of all the children in the Junior School for whole-heartedly embracing Charity Week events. Not only have the children displayed enthusiasm in all the activities but have shown empathy and respect in abundance.