Staff and pupils dressed in Christmas jumpers to generate donations for the annual school Christmas event for the elderly of the community.
The pupils were allowed to wear their Christmas jumpers to school and in return they each had to donate £1.
The money raised will be used to fund a Christmas event for the elderly of the community which will provide a valuable link with the older generation. The school is keen to promote to its pupils respect for other and the importance of a happy environment, the Christmas event will be the perfect way to combine those two important elements of the school’s philosophy.
“As a Catholic school, Advent is a really important time for our pupils to think about others and how we can help and support them,” explained Mrs Angie Holland. “The pupils, and staff, enjoyed wearing their Christmas jumpers and we appreciated the many donations which we received.”
“At Saint Paul’s we see supporting others in the local community as being extremely important,” commented Miss Tina Wilkinson, Deputy Headteacher. “We encourage our pupils to get involved wholeheartedly in fund raising activities, as well as helping others; these activities also promote team work and group cooperation. It was heart-warming to see how keen the pupils were to get involved and raise some money for the OAP Christmas event. I was very proud of all those involved.”