Little Dragons are roaring
Pupils bid for funding to hold 1920s party in honour of Queen
PUPILS at Abbotsfield School in Hillingdon are planning a 1920s themed tea to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Her Majesty reaches her latest milestone on April 21 and youngsters at the school in Clifton Gardens want to mark the occasion with a Roaring Twenties inspired event for local pensioners.
They hope to hold the party at Sweet Croft Care Home, in Uxbridge, providing they can raise enough money to make it happen.
Seven Year 10 pupils travelled to City Hall in December to pitch their idea to a panel of judges – Dragon’s Den style – in the hopes of securing £1,000 of funding from Unilever.
Their pitch attracted attention from many on Twitter including Conservative politician Andrew Boff, a former pupil.
Abbotsfield head teacher Mark Bland said: “This is yet another example of the great work that Abbotsfield boys are doing in the local community. It is great to see such a large number of young men giving their time and efforts to charitable works.”
He said the school hopes to make the Queen’s birthday a real community event and invite pupils from a primary and secondary school to help on the day.
He added: “This is so we can embrace all ages of generations and make it a day to remember.”
The school is currently waiting to hear if its bid has been successful.