The children planned and advertised several sponsored events, organised a raffle, created sponsor forms and logos and counted the money when it was collected in.
Jean Reardon, year six teacher at Blenheim Road, said: “As part of our Year 6 Citizenship Project ‘We Can Still Make a Difference’ we wanted to focus on fundraising for a worthy cause. The children began to do some research and saw the ‘Wear Red For Wales and Velindre’ event. To get a better understanding of what they would be fundraising for, we began by learning about different types of cancers, their causes and effects and the wonderful work Velindre does.
“The children then decided they would raise money by organising several sponsored events such as workouts, dancing, basketball throws etc. They designed and created their own sponsorship forms, logos and posters and advertised the event across both schools. At Blenheim Road the children also organised a raffle.
“The day was an amazing success with the children in all the other year groups wearing red to support Year 6. The children did an outstanding job, and I am extremely proud of every one of them.”
Lucesca Walters, from Velindre Cancer Centre, visited the school to collect the cheque from pupils.