SCHOOL pupils will be munching blue sausages made especially for them by a butcher for Blue Day.
As well as enjoying a barbecue with the bangers on May 6, youngsters at Tipner’s Harbour School will pay to wear blue clothes and take part in activities including races carrying blue jelly and custard pies.
The event is part of The News Blue Day, which turns the city the colour of its football club in aid of the Tom Prince Cancer Trust.
This is the third event of its kind both teacher David MacAskill and the school have been involved in.
Mr MacAskill said: ‘Everyone’s looking forward to it.
‘At first the kids didn’t want to taste the sausages because of the colour, but now they’ve all tried them, they love them and they’re excited about the barbecue.
‘Blue Day is fun and the kids love it but the underlying message about teenage bone cancer is one which the school feels a particular connection to because we work with teenagers.’
He added: ‘It’s great that it’s for the community and it helps our kids to look at other people and try to understand what they might be going through.’
The sausages are being donated to the school by award-winning butcher Maurice Twells, who runs Twells Traditions in Portchester.
Mr Twells has created over 120 different types of bangers and won numerous gold standard awards and national competitions.
To create his Blue Day speciality, Mr Twells adds coloured food dye to the meat mixture and has only ever made them once before, for Pompey’s FA Cup final match in 2008.
He said: ‘This is the first time I have been involved in Blue Day and I’m excited about it. It’s going to be a really enjoyable day for everyone and it’s for a great cause.’
All profits from Blue Day will go the Tom Prince Cancer Trust which was set up by the Pompey fanatic’s family shortly after his death in 2004, to fund research into the disease.
The Princes aim to raise £1m for the cause and have generated £580,000 to date – £150,000 of which was from the previous Blue Days.