King's Hawford

29 April

Getting into the groove – 1980’s Charity Day!

Arriving at school on Tuesday morning dressed in 1980s inspired outfits, pupils embraced a day of 80s inspired learning, activities and events, whilst raising funds for charity.

With neon aplenty in the form of headbands, wristbands, leg warmers and numerous tutus, Madonna, Boy George, Michael Jackson, Marty McFly, Super Mario and Luigi, together with Top Gun’s Maverick, were all in attendance!! Prizes were given for the best costume in each year group.

Pupils in Year 3 to Year 6 kick-started the day with a quiz featuring questions on 1980s TV, music, film and politics, after which they relished the opportunity to take to the microphone for a karaoke. In the meantime, pupils in Reception to Year 2 took part in an energetic 1980s dance session led by Mr Roberts.

There was much laughter at break time when pupils participated in a competition to guess the teacher’s photographs taken in the 1980; some were most definitely a sight to behold! At the same time, pupils from kindergarten through to Year 2 investigated the bark area as they hunted for an array of blue characters on their Smurf Hunt. Over lunch, children laid money down to create a 1980s mosaic, which added to our charitable donation.

In the evening, all pupils in Year 3 to Year 6 performed a vibrant Back to the 1980s Concert to a packed house. Highlights included the Senior Choir’s rendition of  We are the World, which brought a tear to the eye of many, and a rousing rendition of  Don’t Stop Believing performed by all Year 3 to Year 6 pupils, as well as two enthusiastic staff performances. The atmosphere was fantastic with parents, children and staff loving the opportunity to come together in The Barn for this massively enjoyable King’s Hawford occasion.

This was another unforgettable day at King’s Hawford, raising just shy of £1,000 to be split between the school’s two current charities, Project Gambia and UNICEF. Thank you to the King’s Hawford community for supporting the occasion.