Bosham children ‘strut’ for BEATS

Tu at Sainsbury's and New Look loaned clothes for the fashion show
Tu at Sainsbury's and New Look loaned clothes for the fashion show

BOSHAM Primary School proved there was more to year six than SATs, by holding a charity fashion show in aid of BEATS.

The children have been learning about earthquakes and tsunamis as part of their geography curriculum since Easter.

Tu at Sainsbury's and New Look loaned clothes for the fashion show

Tu at Sainsbury's and New Look loaned clothes for the fashion show

To put the learning into context, they teamed up with BEATS (British Earthquake and Tsunami Support), a Bosham-based charity, to help make a difference.

Year-six teacher Michelle Earnshaw said: “The Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004 resonated deep within a few residents of Bosham and wanting to make their fundraising efforts go the furthest, they decided to set up their own charity to ensure their money went straight to those who needed it the most.

“That was ten years ago and over that time, they have helped thousands of families get back on their feet, set up schools, employed teachers; fed, clothed and sponsored children.

“Our year six pupils felt it a no-brainer that they needed to help support such a fabulous and local charity.”

The children wrote newspaper articles on the 2004 tsunami and then planned the fashion show to help raise money.

Mrs Earnshaw added: “The children were fabulous. The hall was packed with a generous audience and at the end of the night, the children had managed to raise a huge £528 for BEATS.”