Upton Juniors see red for charity

Red Nose Day at Upton

A red tide swept through Upton Juniors in Broadstairs in support of the annual Comic Relief charity.

Children and staff followed the national organisers’ Red To Toe theme to the letter with clothes in many shades and styles on display in classrooms, corridors and on the playing fields.

Families made a donation for the non-uniform day that included a fun dance-a-thon with a disco running in the main hall all day with each year group having their own sessions.

At the start of Red Nose Day a special assembly explored the work of the Comic Relief project and examined the varying charities that donations would help in the coming year.

Comic Relief is an important event which supports Upton’s Personal Development curriculum which is organised by teacher Isobel Reed. It links with a key theme of the children’s PSHE learning: Living in the Wider World.

She explained: “The children will continue to explore the importance of supporting charities through their economic education which is the theme of our Personal Development week next term.

“This wider and more social aspect of learning is integral for children as it develops their skills of respect, support and kindness – values which underpin Upton and will be a significant building block to further equip our pupils in secondary school and beyond.”

Head of School Darci Arthur praised the school’s Red Nose Day efforts and the ‘infectious energy’ of pupils and staff. She said: “Everywhere you looked you could see children and staff decked out in red. There was a real buzz of excitement about the place and we enjoyed a lively fun day.

“Comic Relief has done tremendous work for many decade and each year Red Nose Day is a lot of fun in school as well as being a great opportunity for us all to find out more about the charity and those it supports.

“As a school we are proud to do our part to help others less fortunate than ourselves

The total raised from donations at Upton Junior School this year is estimated at around £500.