Perse Prep school gets closer to a dog for life, not just Christmas
20 Dec 2012
The Perse Prep school is on target to name and sponsor a Hearing Dog that will make a real difference to someone’s life, thanks to phenomenally successful Christmas events.
The school raised more than £3000 through its Christmas Fair, theatrical productions and musical events, putting the goal of raising the £5000 needed within reach by the end of the academic year.
Commenting on the festive fun Acting Head Matthew Jelley said:
“I would like to thank the Perse Prep Parents’ Committee and all who supported them, as well as those who donated prizes, for the brilliant Christmas Fair which raised more than £2000.
The shows in the run-up to Christmas have really put us in the festive spirit. I am always struck by the poise of our children on stage, and their competence in remembering and following quite complex direction. I would also like to pay tribute to our pupil stage crew who worked tirelessly on the Year 5 and 6 concert performances and our gifted staff who really get the best out of the diverse range of talents in our student body.”
Writing in the school’s newsletter, pupil William Crawford Stainsby reported thoroughly enjoying the experience:
“It took me a long time to go to sleep and I was dreaming about my play and singing lovely songs. It was amazing!"
Story-telling, pantomime, poetry, choral singing, dancing, and a huge variety of musical items featured in the festive programme.
The Perse Prep school offers a range of performance opportunities throughout the academic year.
Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is the Perse Prep school’s Charity of the Year.