The pupils of Hillmead Primary School in Bishop’s Stortford have raised over £429.37 for Comic Relief on red nose day by coming to school dressed in their own favourite clothes and wearing red noses or Comic Relief head gear. More money is expected to come in throughout the day. Around 250 children from nursery to year 6 plus their teachers and other staff participated in the fundraising event.
All children and teachers donated towards the charity in return for spending their school day in their own clothes. Cakes handmade and donated by the school staff were on sale during morning break time and after school to raise additional funds.
As part of the day, all children brought in their own favourite joke and a selection of these were shared in assembly. Clara, aged 5 asked: "What do you call a donkey with three legs? Answer: A wonky donkey."
Kirsty Hammond, Chief Organiser of Red Nose Day at Hillmead: "We wanted to bring the fun of Red Nose Day to Hillmead . The pupils love non-uniform days and wanted to be part of this important fundraising event by donning their red noses throughout the day and sharing their favourite jokes. We talked to them about the aim of Red Nose Day and raising money in this way teaches them an important lesson in how they can help to make a difference."
A huge thank you to our chikldren, their families and friends and school staff for their support.