Rushcliffe pupils raise money for charity and enjoy some well-deserved Christmas celebrations.
Christmas celebrations have been very different in schools this year due to COVID restrictions but that didn’t stop the children of Robert Miles Infant School in Bingham from finishing the end of term with some festive cheer and a socially distanced visit from Santa on his pink tuk tuk.
The children (aged 4 to 7) have been supporting a local charity, the Rosie May Foundation to raise money to buy equipment so that young children in Sri Lanka and Nepal can go to school.
The children were all given a tube of smarties to eat and then fill the empty tube with coins. In return the charity sent a very special visitor to school on his pink tuk tuk to collect the donations.
Thanks to kind donations from Notts County Councillors Neil Clarke and Francis Purdue-Horan and Rushcliffe Borough Councillor Gareth Williams, the playground was transformed into a winter wonderland full of snow and the children had some surprises to unwrap to use in the classrooms. The children got to talk to Santa about their Christmas wishes and dance with him and Mrs Claus on the playground.
Verity, a Reception pupil said, “It was the best day ever. My hair was covered in snow.”
Head of School Mrs Barbuti said, “The children have missed out on such a lot this year and had to adjust to a different way of life in school. They adapt to everything with resilience and a smile, so it was lovely for them to finish the term with such a great experience.”