9:00am Thursday 8th April 2010
By Jim Jack
TOAST and pyjamas have been the comforting treats on offer to pupils at an Otley school recently.
Pupils at St Joseph’s Primary paid £1 to wear their bedtime clothes to school recently to raise funds for Catholic Care.
Children and staff have also been tucking into warm toast at break times – price 10p a slice – to raise more funds for the charity, which supports adults with special needs.
Headteacher June Smith said: “We collect money each year all during Lent for Catholic Care, which does a lot of good work for vul-nerable people in the comm-unity.
“We asked the children if they wanted to have a non-uniform day and the school council decided it would be a pyjamas day. Just about everyone took part, including a few of the teachers!”
St Joseph’s fundraising also included a faith lunch last Thursday – the children will donate their dinner money and receive a simpler meal of sandwiches, provided by the staff instead – to raise money for Cafod’s work in Haiti.
“The year 1 children, who have been studying circuses, also put on a show for their parents on the afternoon when they were wearing brightly coloured pyjamas with their clown hats and things, so the two events tied in quite well.”
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