Kids put colour in fundraiser

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS - RHI­AN­NON MCDOWALL

PUPILS at Beech Hall School took part in a ‘colour run’ to raise money for chil­dren less for­tu­nate than them­selves.

The stu­dents, who have taken part in a num­ber of fundrais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for the NSPCC this year, ran laps around the field – dodg­ing teach­ers with colour bombs.

They were split into year groups and set off in waves, with re­cep­tion kick­ing things off, and more than £100 was raised with more still to be counted. Head­mas­ter James Allen said: “The NSPCC has been in­cred­i­bly sup­port­ive this term, pro­vid­ing some bril­liant as­sem­blies and work­shops pro­mot­ing the ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ cam­paign. This was a bril­liant way to end the year, rais­ing some money for an in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant char­ity.”

Other fundrais­ing events at the school have in­cluded hav­ing do­na­tion boxes in the school, a col­lec­tion dur­ing the school Easter ser­vice, a teddy bears’ pic­nic and an ac­tiv- ity where in­fants worked for the staff for the day hir­ing them­selves out at £1 for 20 min­utes.

The NSPCC schools ser­vice also vis­ited the school.

The Beech Hall School alumni is hold­ing its first in-house din­ner on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7, with clas­sic school favourites on the menu.

The event, held in the school din­ing room, will be an op­por­tu­nity for former stu­dents of the 90-year-old to re­turn to their old haunts and share memories. Beech Hall School was es­tab­lished in 1926 as a boys’ Prepara­tory School for eight to 13-year-olds and was pre­dom­i­nantly a board­ing school. It now boasts a nurs­ery, in­fant, ju­nior and se­nior school.

The alumni has al­ready nearly 200 mem­bers and are hop­ing that, through run­ning reg­u­lar events, they will be able to en­gage with more Old Griffini­ans.

For fur­ther de­tails and tick­ets, go to beech­hallschool.org/ Alumni/Alumni-Din­ner. All funds raised for this event will go to­wards the alumni’s bur­sary fund.

Pupils at Beech Hall School en­joyed a colour run to raise cash for the NSPCC

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