Children at Southsea school dress up and eat cake in support of charity

Mayville High pupils dressed up as book characters for the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning. Can you spot the child dressed as Wally? ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (151026-2)
Mayville High pupils dressed up as book characters for the Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning. Can you spot the child dressed as Wally? ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (151026-2)
Charlotte Day

Hampshire pupil’s win for science

  • Children dressed up as their favourite book characters
  • Parents and youngsters baked cakes to support Macmillan Cancer Support
  • School lost members of staff to disease in recent years
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IT WAS the World’s Biggest Coffee morning – and people did their bit to make it a day to remember.

Pupils at Mayville High School in Southsea dressed up as characters from their favourite books.

And there was a selection of homemade cakes on display for the pupils and parents to enjoy, in exchange for a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.

The charity’s annual event takes place on a Friday every September, as people around the country enjoy a drink and cake.

Deputy headteacher Jenny Lewis said: ‘It’s a charity that is dear to our hearts.

‘We’ve lost quite a few members of staff here over the past few years to cancer. It’s a way for us to remember staff who we’ve lost and to raise money for a really good charity.

‘The children are brilliant and they really help to support what we do.’

Edward Woolgar, 10, is in Year 6. He decided to dress as the Big Friendly Giant.

He said: ‘I picked the BFG because I am so tall. I like the book and I have read it a lot of times.’

Edward said he thinks it’s good the school supports Macmillan.

‘It’s good because we raise money to help people with cancer.’

Orlaith Abbott, nine, is in Year 5. She decided to dress as Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. She said: ‘Every year I dress up as 
something from Roald Dahl. I like the book.’

And Hugo Marshman, nine, dressed as Augustus Gloop, also from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

He said: ‘He’s a funny character.

‘I saw pictures of him covered in chocolate and I thought it would be funny.

‘I love the book. It’s my favourite Roald Dahl book.’