PUPILS and staff at Northern Parade Junior School got into the blue spirit with a fantastic effort in aid of the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.
As well as dressing in blue, children at the school in Portsmouth also took part in blue activities throughout the day. And they had been educated about Blue day in lessons in the build-up to the event.
Paul Walton, associate headteacher at Northern Parade Junior School, said pupils were proud to be among the hundreds of people in the city supporting Blue Day.
‘It’s a local charity and it’s connected to the football club,’ he said. ‘It’s something that unfortunately affects children and could affect them in their lives.
‘They love anything like this but especially this because they are very loyal to the city itself.
‘They have got a real sense of identity about Portsmouth. I think it’s important they learn about charitable giving and that they learn about things like cancer and that we need to research into it and it can be beaten.
Kelly Flood, who does the PR work for both the Junior and Infant schools, said: ‘We do it every year.
‘We want to raise awareness for the charity as it’s such a worthwhile cause.
‘They are always happy when it’s something related to Portsmouth. They are very proud to come from Portsmouth.’