Fenland pupils raise £200 for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

Pupils at two Fenland schools raise 200 for Childrens Mental Health Awareness Week.

Pupils at two Fenland schools raise 200 for Childrens Mental Health Awareness Week. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at two Fenland schools, Anthony Curton in Walpole and Tilney All Saints, dressed in purple for the day to raise £198 for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

Anthony Curton School - Pupils at two Fenland schools raise £200 for Children’s Mental Health Awaren

Anthony Curton School - Pupils at two Fenland schools raise £200 for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. - Credit: Archant

The national event is to encourage children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness and to be themselves.

The pupils all came in dressed in purple and, at lunch time, the cooks from the partnered schools dished up a purple cake for dessert.

Anne Senior, executive headteacher, said: “We realised that people might not own anything purple, so we also allowed them to dress in blue and red, as that makes purple when mixed together,

Tilney All Saints - Pupils at two Fenland schools raise £200 for Children’s Mental Health Awareness

Tilney All Saints - Pupils at two Fenland schools raise £200 for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. - Credit: Archant

“We wanted to highlight how good it is for the children to have a positive view of themselves.

“We also wanted to show that while we cannot always change children’s circumstances, we can teach them the skills of how to manage whatever life throws at them, and to respect how we are all different from each other.”

Anthony Curton School - Pupils at two Fenland schools raise £200 for Children’s Mental Health Awaren

Anthony Curton School - Pupils at two Fenland schools raise £200 for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. - Credit: Archant

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