The staff and children of Kennet Valley C of E VA Primary School danced away the whole day on Friday March 19. The Dancethon raised £130 for Red Nose Day which for a small school is a considerable achievement.
As well as wearing a wide selection of red outfits and bright red noses, the 4 classes took it in turns to pass a ‘Disco Baton’ around. This was to make sure that throughout the busy day there was always someone dancing, from the youngest children in Wrens class to the headteacher and school bursar!
To raise money children and staff brought in a pound to pay for wearing their bright red outfits. They were also asked to bring in any extra spare change to act as sponsorship for the all-important Danceathon event.
Jacqy McQue, the sports and PE subject leader, said, “It was really inspiring to see all of the children taking part. They had great fun together bopping and twirling as a school team. It was wonderful to see the whole school community joining together to raise money for the vital Comic Relief Charity.”
One of the school TAs, Sam Harvey, remarked that, “All the adults and children had a great time. We may have got several puzzled looks from people walking past the school at lunchtime but that just added to the fun of the whole event.”
Kennet Valley is a small, family orientated church school which always tries to support a range of charities. The staff feel strongly that this helps the children to have a clear understanding of the importance of sharing and caring for others around the world.
Emma Russell, Headteacher, said, “Our core values are Curiosity, Compassion and Courage. The staff team work together to teach our pupils to understand these morals and how to live their lives well. Throughout their learning, and through special events such as today we are teaching the children about these important values and that what they do can positively affect other people’s lives. The older children spent time today with their class teacher looking at and discussing the charity of Comic Relief so that they had a strong awareness of the significance of helping others.
I am always so proud of our lovely school, which continues to look outwards and to help others as well as supporting our own community. We had a lovely day together skipping, hopping and wiggling away while supporting Comic Relief. Well done Kennet Valley – you were AMAZING.”