Children at two schools in Arnold have brought a splash of colour to fundraising efforts for their chosen charity.
Children at Ernehale Junior School and Ernehale Infant School came together to create a huge rainbow on the playground to raise money for Rainbows Hospice.
All children came dressed as a rainbow colour and also took part in rianbow-themed arts and crafts during the charity day.
So far Ernehale Junior School has raised £565 for Rainbows and Ernehale Infant School has raised £139, with both schools planning future ways to continue their support of the charity.
Ernehale Junior School pupil, Joshua Keetley (age 9) said he was convinced all of his school friends thought it was a good idea. “We are doing a Rainbows Day to support the Rainbows Hospice which is a charity which helps children with life threatening illnesses. It’s good that we can do this because it is important that somebody can help the children.”
Susan Simmons, Deputy Head Teacher at Ernehale Junior School said teh school had chosen to foocus on a raising funds for a charity that was helping people in the local community.
“We wanted to do something with the children to focus on local charities, because although there are some fantastic charities who do amazing work nationally, we wanted to think about what is happening on our own doorstep and who is supporting those who need it most.
“So all of the children have come to school in a Rainbow colour, with those who can, offering a donation to the charity. It has been an amazing day where we have mixed our classes across the schools, so children have worked with different year groups, all doing Rainbow inspired crafts. It was fantastic to see the older children working with the younger ones and great to see so many children supporting the inspiring work at Rainbows Hospice.”
Paula North, Community Engagement Manager at Rainbows said, “We are thrilled that the Children from both Ernehale Junior and Infant Schools have chosen to support Rainbows for a year and are really looking forward to supporting them with their fundraising. What a great start to the year with this amazing donation. Thank you so much!”
For those interested in making a donation, or finding out more about what Rainbows Hospice do, please follow the link: https://www.rainbows.co.uk