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Christmas Jumper Day

Students and staff from the Southfield Grange Trust campus donned their festive clothing on Friday to help raise money for charity.

Students and staff from across the campus and their onsite catering company Mellors worked together to raise money for Zoë's Place Baby Hospice, raising £429.50 on Friday 14th December.

Amanda Stevenson, Catering Manager from Mellors Catering who are the contracted caterers for the Trust, said that it was a lovely sight to see. “Each year, Mellors raise money for a chosen charity, and this year it’s Zoë's Place Baby Hospice who provide respite and palliative care to babies and infants aged from birth to 5 years. It was fantastic to see staff and students from all over the Trust wear their festive jumpers to raise money for this great cause. I would like to thank everyone who generously donated to a really worthy cause.”

The school raised money from donations to wear the festive jumpers, plus extra fundraising by Amanda and her team included raffles and the selling of handmade Christmas confectionery.

Students from Southfield School, and Grange Technology College loved wearing something a little different to school. We had everything from snowmen and reindeer to a festive Darth Vader, to a flossing Santa, and even the shiniest of sequinned mermaid blankets you have ever seen!

Rachel Hodgson, Assistant Head Teacher-Curriculum Director for Southfield School said the students have had a fantastic day. “The Southfield students especially love a non-uniform day, but today they have loved it even more. We’ve had light up jumpers, sequinned jumpers, and tinsel galore! There’s been a strong sense of community today with staff and students from across both schools getting involved.”