Lit­tle Dragons are roar­ing

Pupils bid for fund­ing to hold 1920s party in hon­our of Queen

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Steve Bax steve.bax@trin­i­tymir­

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.

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