Our amazing Friends of the Mead hosted their annual fundraising event yesterday, and we think it was one of the best and most successful of recent years.
Children from Hilperton and Wingfield sites were asked to raid the backs of their sofas, kitchen drawers and car pockets, and bring in any loose change they could find to put into a class jar of pennies.
At the same time, our super talented Art Club were creating stunning pictures of bees and flowers – a highly creative way of helping our children to find out more about our ongoing Polli:Nation project as well as enjoying the art and the fundraising aspects of the day.
Each class had the opportunity to go out into the sunshine and place the loose change onto the Art Club’s wonderful creations. By the time each class had been out, we estimated that over 5,000 coins had been placed! Our Friends are still counting them up, and would like to thank all of our children and parents for making the day such a success.