Today Strand saw red! Red Nose day 2019 was kicked off with an assembly where we learnt about where our donated money goes and who it helps. In a short clip we watched the story of Farhad, an Afghan refugee who is currently living in a camp in Serbia. On his perilous journey away from danger, he had to board a boat and risk his life in a ferry crossing. The boat was too heavy and he had to throw away his precious paintbrushes. The money donated to Comic Relief helped him to learn to speak English and achieve his dream of becoming an artist. At Strand we have had fun donating money in a variety of ways. A Comic relief quiz was held to see who would win a precious red nose. A loose change nose appeared in the gym and a joke swap in class helped us raise more money. After school a cake sale will round off today's activities and hopefully add a few more pennies to our donation total. Thank you to all who dug deep and brought in some money today.
Thank you to everyone who donated to Comic Relief last week. We raised a whopping £779.25! It’s really heartwarming to see the Strand Values in action as children and families took the time to reflect upon those less fortunate than themselves, showing empathy for neighbours both at home in the UK, and abroad.