Children from the partnership schools of Anthony Curton Primary, Walpole St Peter, and Tilney All Saints Primary, raised money recently, for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.

The event, organised nationally earlier this month, was to encourage children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness. It was all about #BeingOurselves!

To raise money, staff and children came to school for the day dressed in purple. The total raised by both schools totalled £198.00.

At lunchtime, the cooks from both school dished up a dessert of cake with purple icing!

Executive Head Teacher, Anne Senior, said, “We realised that people might not own anything purple, so we also allowed them to dress in blue and red, as that makes purple when mixed together!

 We wanted to highlight how good it is for the children to have a positive view of themselves and to show that while we cannot always change children’s circumstances, we can teach them the skills of how to manage whatever life throws at them, and to respect how we are all different from each other.”