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It's so much fun dressing up!
4:27pm Thursday 24th October 2013 in News
CHIMNEY sweeps and gladiators were some of the characters to fill a primary school during a fundraising dress-up day.
Teachers and pupils at Hamford Primary School in Walton spent Friday dressed in costumes linked to topics they are learning in class.
Mandy Kent, learning mentor, said: “It was fantastic, they all put so much effort into the costumes.
“So many were homemade and they were brilliant.”
More than £200 was raised on the day towards a new nurture facility at the school.
A new room and garden will be created as a safe haven for youngsters to talk about a range of issues from problems at home, with friends, anger management or bereavement.
Mrs Kent said: “The academy is paying for a room at the school to be redone for us with new observation windows and double doors, which will go to a new secluded nurture garden.
“But we are raising money for things like play equipment and things for the new garden.
“We want to have a water feature, rockery, a wigwam where the children can sit, flowers and a den.”
It is hoped there will also be a mural of birds, a punch bag with gloves hanging from a tree, and a pavement area painted with wildlife.
About £500 is needed for the project, which is hoped to be completed early next year.
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