Everything is blue for good reason at Purbrook Infant School

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FOR children at Purbrook Infant School, Blue Day is part of their learning.

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

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.