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Attleborough students dress in red, white and blue for Armed Forces charities

13:49 16 October 2012

Attleborough High School students held a charity day supporting three Armed Forces charities.

Attleborough High School students held a charity day supporting three Armed Forces charities.

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Students at Attleborough High School dressed up in red, white and blue to support three Armed Forces charities.

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The pupils took part in the charity day on Friday entitled ‘Three Colours, Three Charities, One Day’ and is jointly organised by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

The Attleborough High library, overseen by school librarian Kirsty Parker, also organised further fundraising activities, such as selling quiz sheets.

Students took part in making friendship bracelets in red, white and blue to sell and, in addition, some students volunteered to take part in a sponsored silence. The school has raised more than £700 so far.

Attleborough High’s assistant headteacher Simon Davies said: “Yet again, the students of Attleborough High School showed their willingness to support good causes. This event provides an opportunity for students to learn more about life in the forces and show their support for forces families. They have thrown themselves into Armed Forces Day with commitment and enthusiasm. We are extremely proud of them.”

The school welcomed Chief Technician David Laker, who as well as being a member of the armed forces, is also a parent governor at the school. He judged the student competitions on the day with chair of governors, Frances Harrod.

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