Stevenage school’s Christmas jumpers raise funds for Text Santa charities

Staff and Students from Barnwell Upper School show off their Christmas jumpers to raise money for ch

Staff and Students from Barnwell Upper School show off their Christmas jumpers to raise money for charity. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at a Stevenage school ditched their usual uniform at the end of term in favour of more festive threads – and all to raise money for charity.

Staff and students at Barnwell School paid 50p to wear a Christmas jumper or tie for the day to raise money for Text Santa charities Macmillan, Make A Wish and Save the Children.

Organiser Andy Reavell said: “It went really well for us – we had 400 students and staff across the middle and upper schools dress up in Christmas jumpers.”

Year 7 student Luke Woolnough said: “It has been fun wearing our Christmas jumpers instead of our normal school jumpers.”

Emma Jellis – also in Year 7 – came in wearing not only a Christmas jumper but also a musical tie. She said: “It is really good to do something different to raise money.”


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Headteacher Tony Fitzpatrick said: “It is excellent that so many of our students got involved in this year’s Christmas Jumper Day raising money for very worthwhile causes.”

The school have been counting up the donations and expect to have raised £250.

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