Really good welly day at school


A welly decorating competition was the highlight of a special fund-raising event at a Shropshire school.

The pupils at Prestfelde Preparatory School in London Road, Shrewsbury, collected an impressive £715 for Hope House Children’s Hospice with the recent ‘Welly Day’.

Ken Baskerville, assistant head at the school, explained that all the children were encouraged to dress in colourful clothes for the day and take part in a range of activities and amusements.

“We organised a welly decorating competition, a welly wanging contest to see who could throw theirs the furthest, a guess-how-many-sweeties were in the welly and welly-shaped cakes were also made by parents and children and then sold in aid of the charity,” he said.

“All the staff and pupils really enjoyed themselves and helped us to raise an amazing £715 for Hope House, which we then presented to fund raising manager Vanessa Thomas.”

The welly decorating competition was won by nine-year-old Harriet Baker and eight-year old Toby Jagger, who both live in Shrewsbury.

Prestfelde, which educates around 280 children aged from three to 13 drawn from all over the county, organises regular charity events throughout the year, raising money for a range of different causes.


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