Charity lesson learned

Children at Purbrook Infants School dress up for the News Blue Day charity appeal
Children at Purbrook Infants School dress up for the News Blue Day charity appeal
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FOR children at Purbrook Infant School, Blue Day is part of their learning.

Headteacher Lucinda Clements says she is keen for her pupils to support local charities and community events.

Pupils from staff from Milton Park Federated Primary School

Pupils from staff from Milton Park Federated Primary School

She said: ‘We’ve had a talk about Blue Day in assembly, and it’s very much part of our ethos that children should have an understanding of community events, and this is a charity event across Portsmouth.

‘We support local charities that help our community, and we always give the children a little bit of information about them.

‘So we’ve explained that Tom Prince was from Portsmouth, that his favourite team was Portsmouth, and that their strip is blue and that’s why we wear blue for Blue Day.’

So far the school has raised £260 for the Tom Prince Cancer Trust, with both pupils and staff donating money in order to wear blue for the day, though the final figure has yet to be calculated.

There was a huge buzz around the school because the pupils were allowed to dress how they wanted for the day – as long as they wore blue, which made lessons and games even more fun than usual.