Dunhurst School Uniform Day raises funds

Posted on 14th March 2017

Last week, Bedales Prep School, Dunhurst raised a fantastic £230 toward a total of £730 to benefit the charity, School in a Bag.

As part of the Dunhurst HOPiT initiative (Helping Other People in Trouble), pupils, who ordinarily wear their own clothes to school, held a School Uniform Day and got involved in fun activities to raise money to send a school bag, packed with everything a child needs for learning, to areas where children may be orphaned, vulnerable or affected by disaster.

Head of English, Nichola Gotel said: “Our pupils were greatly moved when School in a Bag came to talk to them at assembly.  The children chose to support the charity this school year, raising £500 at the Christmas Fair - which translated into 25 school bag kits for the charity. But our pupil led charity committee wanted to raise more, so they developed the ideas for a fun week of events.”

Activities included a bake sale, guess-the –number-of-sweets-in-a-jar, and a spare change board.

Nichola added: “But kitting out 36 children with school bags is still not enough, and we can do more. We’re planning another HOPiT event in the early part of the Summer term, to provide more of the tools of education for even more children, and show our continued support for School in a Bag.”