Highbury offers hope

2017-09-12 06:01
Mrs Plotts class under the word ‘Hope’.

Mrs Plotts class under the word ‘Hope’.

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HIGHBURY Preparatory School celebrated Sunflower Day together with Spring Day on Friday, September 1 in a very special way that showed solidarity towards the brave fight that children with life-threatening blood disorders face daily.

Highbury sold 740 Sunflower Fund ‘topes’ at school, raising R18 500 to assist The Sunflower Fund in increasing the South African Bone Marrow Registry (SABMR). On Spring Day all the children from age two to 12 came to school wearing their topes in all sorts of ways – as headbands, masks, scarves, armbands, and our littlest even managed to wear them as dresses. Although the official Sunflower Day takes place on September 15, Belinda Willows, head of Foundation Phase at Highbury, said: “It was most fitting to celebrate Sunflower Day on Spring Day as this is a day that symbolises new life, new beginnings and the restoration of life.”

In addition, the Highbury pupils and staff all worked together to build the word “hope” on the tennis court, using the topes. The Foundation Phase filled the bottom of the letters first and then the senior primary boys filled the tops with the help of ladders and chairs. It was a real team effort and the outcome was a stunning surprise for parents as they drove past the tennis courts on the way to fetch their boys at the end of Spring Day.

Highbury moms will now be washing the topes and sewing them into drawstring bags that will be gifted to the Robin Hood Foundation. - Supplied.




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