Kids put colour in fundraiser
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