Thursday, 09 February 2017
Pupils at the Junior Girls’ School dressed in all the colours of the rainbow to show their support for Rainbows4Children, a charity which provides education for children in Ethiopia. As education must be paid for in Ethiopia, if parents are unable to work the children cannot attend school, and so Rainbows4Children particularly focuses on helping the children of adults with disabilities.
Pupils came into school dressed in non-uniform for a ‘fee’ of £1, with an additional 50p allowing them to wear nail polish on the day as well. In addition to brightening up the whole of Hesketh House with their rainbow-themed attire, the girls collected and donated their spare change to the cause. Girls in Mrs Marsden’s class had the special task of transforming the jars of coins into a rainbow on the playground!
It was inspiring to see all of the money that the girls had collected displayed as a beautiful rainbow, which also revealed just how much they would be donating to this worthy charity.
Although the final total has yet to be confirmed, it has been estimated that over £800 has been raised for Rainbows4Children: an amazing feat for the girls and their families.
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