Help us to change our uniform, say the pupils

Time for a change:  Lauren Shepherd and  Bethany Fossett
Time for a change: Lauren Shepherd and Bethany Fossett

A Sowerby Bridge school is hoping to raise money to change its uniform.

Parents and pupils at New Road Primary have grown tired of the current turquoise tops.

They were chosen by a former School Council seven years ago.

The current School Council has now begun a campaign to raise £1,000 to replace the sweat-shirts with blue ones.

A summer fair will be held at the school on July 16.

Teacher Emma Rose said she hoped the community and local schools would help rally round and support the school.

“The current uniform was chosen by the School Council in 2004, so all the children involved in picking it have left.

“The current pupils don’t like it and think it’s time for a change,” she said.

Emma is hopeful that the small school, which has just over 60 pupils, will be able to raise the money.

“We’re only a small school so it’s slightly harder in a way to raise the money, so we would love the fair to be well supported.

“We’re offering stalls all day for £10 to anyone who wants to come down and sell.”

“We’ve also had a few local businesses express an interest in what we are doing, and places like Eureka have offered their support. We would love to hear from any more businesses,” she added.

The fair will be run between 10am and 4pm at the school.

Anyone who wants to hire a stall should contact the school on 01422 831862.

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