On 15 May, the Junior Department held their annual plant sale for charity. Dr Hillier had done a sterling job growing tomato plants, cucumber plants and courgette plants to donate to the sale. Janet brought in some chilli peppers which had been grown by her husband, and Debbie, the practice supervisor, donated some delicious rhubarb.

Though it was a grey and chilly day, the plant sale was well supported by the staff and pupils. By the end of the morning there was not a single plant left!

The total amount raised was £60.50. This money is being donated equally to two charities which were chosen by the Junior pupils. The charities are Guide Dogs for the Blind and Harrison's Fund. The latter was set up by the parents of Harrison - a little boy who lives locally in Horsley and was born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. His parents are raising money for research into this childhood disease.

Janet Poppe, teacher of the Junior pupils, and Philippa Brown - her teaching assistant - are both enormously proud of the pupils' efforts in trying to help others less fortunate than themselves.

17 May 2017