A VARIETY of fun, festive events to celebrate the magic of Christmas were held by pupils at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School have helped raise £3,000 with more donations coming in.
Children at the school, part of the Romero Catholic Academy, have put on festive fancy dress for a jingle bell jog, enjoyed watching Christmas films, taken part in a Christmas trail and received special doorstep deliveries of sweet cones, hot chocolate cones and reindeer dust from their teachers dressed as elves.
They have also taken part in a ‘break the rules day’ where they could give a donation to break school rules of having to wear full school uniform, having neat and tidy hair, not wearing multicoloured socks or tights, not wearing trainers and not wearing nail polish.
Teachers also got involved in the spirit of the day by dressing in school uniforms.
The cash will go towards school funds which have been hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Sophie Edge, PE lead at Sacred Heart, said: “This year has been so different for the children, so we still wanted them to feel the magic of Christmas while raising some much-needed money for the school.”
She added it was hard for all schools with additional PPE ad cleaning costs and providing cover for staff who needed to isolate.
“We normally hold fund-raising events throughout the year, but as this hasn’t been possible we wanted to have a big push this term and organise some really fun events for the children.
“We also understand that it’s been a difficult year for parents, so we’ve been asking them to only donate if they can.”
Although the whole school events have not been possible, creative activities have been organised for individual classes from reception to year six.