Pupils change colours for a day to help diabetes charity

Head girl at Westley Middle School has organised a non uniform day in aid of Diabetes UK.
Head girl at Westley Middle School has organised a non uniform day in aid of Diabetes UK.
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STUDENTS at Westley Middle School in Bury St Edmunds have raised more than £500 for Diabetes UK by taking part in a non uniform day.

The idea and day was organised by head pupil Eloise Dodman whose grandfather suffered from the condition.

The 13-year-old from Denham gave an assembley before the school, complete with power point presentation on Friday and invited everyone to come in to school on Monday dressed in Diabetes UK colours.

Pupils organised cake sales and puzles and there was also a skipping competition with youngsters paying £1 for not wearing their school uniforms.

Deputy headteacher, Pip Moore, said: “ We have a number of pupils who are diabetic and the students entered into the whole day in good spirit.”

The school appoints four head pupils, a head boy, head girl and their deputies who are encouraged to take an active roll in activties which are outside the curricculum.

Mr Moore added: “Eloise felt she wanted to help the charity as her grandfather had suffered from diabetes.”

Diabetes UK campaigns and carries out research on behalf of people who are diagnosed with the condition