Purple Cake Day

On Thursday 13th March the children celebrated Purple Cake Day. This is a fund-raising event that originated in New Zealand to support the education of children in less fortunate parts of the world. We became involved for the first time in 2013 as a result of our links with a Montessori School in New Zealand.

The children and teachers dressed in purple clothes. Throughout the day they took part in ‘purple’ activities from painting to sewing, and flower arranging to story writing. They made flags of joy which were made into wonderful banners.

The parents, teachers and pupils made some cakes with a purple theme (included one shaped like the map of New Zealand) which we sold to raise money.

We raised just under £200 which was a huge achievement for a small school. Some of this money will be spent on sports equipment for a very small Montessori school that we support in Botswana and the remainder will be spent on our Eco School project. The children, with the support of the Eco School committee, will decide what they want to buy with this money. Getting some rescue chickens is certainly a possibility!

We had a wonderful day, the sun shone and everyone enjoyed a day of purple.