Following a suggestion by the pupil councils, the children of Cypress have been fundraising today to support all those affected by the bush fires in Australia. Children paid £1 to come dressed in the colours of the Australian flag and both sites ran tuck shops which proved a huge success.
Children at the Lower School learnt about the Australian bushfires during assembly this morning. Our School Council representatives explained to the rest of the school why they had decided to organise this fundraising event to raise money for charity. We learnt where Australia was in the world and how its climate has contributed to these devastating bush fires. Children came to school dressed in the colours of the different Australian flags and we even had some children dressed as cuddly koala bears. Many thanks to those who donated or bought treats at our after school tuck shop. The Lower School raised over £450 today!
This will be added to the money raised on the upper site and once a final total is calculated we will share this with you. The children have requested that the money they have raised is split between the Australian Red Cross and the World Wildlife Fund so that they can help both people and animals who have been affected. What wonderful caring pupils we have at Cypress!