Fundraising at Fordwater School

Pupils and teachers at Fordwater School have been fundraising for McMillan and a classroom refurbishment
Pupils and teachers at Fordwater School have been fundraising for McMillan and a classroom refurbishment

STUDENTS and teachers have been raising money for two very different causes.

Pupils at Fordwater School, in Summersdale Road, Chichester, held events to raise money for classroom equipment and for Macmillan Cancer Research.

The first event was to raise money for specialist equipment for the school’s sensory rooms and Owls and Swans classroom, which has been recently refurbished.

Pupils in the Swans and Owls classes took to Graylingwell Park to pound the path dressed as fairies.

“We gave ourselves one hour to complete 30 laps between us, which the five Owls students and two students from Swans class did,” said Carole Catermole from the school.

“In fact, we managed 33 laps in total.

“Thank you to everybody that sponsored the students. So far we have managed to raise £323.”

The second event, Dress Up and Dance, was for Macmillan Cancer Research.

Each of the 14 classes performed a dance they had been working as part of the nationwide event.

Pupils dressed up as pirates, dancing elephants and sugar plum fairies with popular song choices including Freddie Mercury’s I Want to Break Free and Helen Shapiro’s Walking Back to Happiness.

“Everybody had lots of fun both performing and watching each other, a great effort by all classes.

“We managed to raise nearly £60 for Macmillan Cancer Research.”