Charity Day at St. Martin’s School on Friday 14th March

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St. Martin’s School in Northwood celebrated their Charity Day on Friday 14th March. All of the money raised went towards the Mount Vernon Hospital Cancer Centre. The target for this year is to buy twenty ipads worth £10,000 for cancer sufferers to use whilst awaiting and receiving treatment.

Pupils throughout the school wore mufti in their patrol colours of red, blue, yellow or green. A programme of events was organised, beginning with the Pre-Prep coin relay. The main school had collected money leading up to the day with a range of break time patrol activities, including: shoot the hoops, a cake sale, long puck, beat the keeper hockey and a paper plane competition.

The whole school gathered together for a morning assembly which was presented by the boys. It included a selection of songs and a presentation from Dr. Anyamene and Ms Bell on the cancer centre, supported by a brief video clip.

This was followed at break time by a patrol tug of war event between Y3 – 8 pupils, as well as a staff competition.

The afternoon session was a St. Martin’s Staff have got Talent entertainment. The amusing comperes were Mr Tearle and Mr Manthorp, who interspersed their commentary with card tricks. A selection of singing, dancing and comedy sketches were presented, with even a recorder group. However, the highlight of the afternoon was the staff band which performed, Feeling Good.

Suchir Kondru in Year 6 said, “Dr Anyamene from Mount Vernon Hospital gave an interesting talk. It is the third biggest cancer hospital in the country and the first to get the Cyberknife machine.”

Rohan Puri in Y6 claimed that the tug of war was so passionately contested that, “it brought everyone to their feet, biting their nails and watching intensely.”

For Aidan Ho in Y6, “The St. Martin’s Staff has got Talent was hilarious, especially the hosts, Mr Tearle and Mr Manthorp. My highlight was the sketch A Day in the Life of a Teaching Assistant.”

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