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In the morning of Charity Day on Thursday 29th March, the Junior School pupils were finally given the opportunity to get their own back on 4 teachers. Mr Doyle, Mr Raspin, Mr Kennedy and Mr Fitzpatrick bravely stepped up to the mark to allow the children to throw wet sponges at them. At £1 for 3 sponges it provide very popular.
The Junior Schools charity book sale was a massive success; pupils donated books which were then sold at £1 each. Over 500 books were sold adding £500 to the charity total.
The Junior School pupils had been set a challenge to get as many copper coins as possible, these would then be used to fill in the template of ‘Gilder’ the dog and place a border around him. The dog measured approximately 5m² and took the pupils about an hour to complete.
All members of the Junior School took part in raising money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, The Sick Children’s Trust and St Andrew’s Hospice by being given a tube of smarties (to which they could eat at their own leisure) and filling the tube back up with both coins and notes. Mr Doyle had the fun task of counting all the money and the children did amazing by raising over £600.
Following lunch the Junior School pupils then had to face the Novelty Mile, this was 6 different activities that joined together to create a mile of fun and laughter. There was Mr Lansdells ‘Muddy Hell’, in which children were required to submerge themselves in mucky water and crawl under a camouflage net that was strategically placed over a muddy pit. There was a chocolate egg and spoon race which resulted in most of the chocolate being eaten before the race finished and then it was onto Mr Kennedy and Mr Raspin who seemed to really enjoy drenching the children with water guns under the pretence of ‘circuit training’.