Great Day for Change

Yesterday’s Day for Change was a great success. At the time of posting this item, we don’t yet know how much money we have managed to raise for UNICEF, but we should have that figure by Monday.

It was lovely to see so many pupils ….. and staff wearing something blue.

The day was driven by the pupils and the upper stages pupils manned the stalls on a shift system ensuring that everyone had a chance to help and to get a break. Believe me it was such a hectic day, and very hot too, that we were all in need of a break.

We had help from our PSAs, staff and early years practitioners and one of Mrs Ironside’s daughters and her friend did a great job making badges and key rings to the design of the pupils.

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In the Treasure Hunt there were an awful lot of people asking me what my favourite fairy story was. That was the tie break question. Fortunately it wasn’t needed as nobody guessed it correctly. Just for the record it was The Three Billy Goats Gruff. I love the trip trapping across the troll’s bridge! We did have two good winners who won a book for their efforts.

The children I met with painted faces looked so happy and were really enjoying themselves. The face painters and nail painters showed such a lot of talent and patience when working with their young customers. As usual, the tasty cakes stall was soon short of wares as they were gobbled up by hungry customers!

There was an amazing rainbow coloured teddy which we had to guess its birthday to win it. The dishes of delights also proved popular as we had to guess how many sweets were in the dishes! A big thank you to everyone who donated some lovely prizes for the raffle which will be given out on Monday. Even the toys and books stall did a roaring trade. I feel sorry for the family who now have a pet jumping spider!!! Aaarrrrgghhh! I hate spiders.

A special thank you to Colin Lawson Transport. Colin sent one of his tractors and a driver to Riverbank and for a donation, the pupils could climb into the cab and have the view the driver has. The driver had a lovely time with us and the children had a great time trying to drive the tractor!

Once again, a big thank you to everyone who donated, prizes, cakes and their time and efforts for making Day for Change such an enjoyable one for the pupils.

All in all it was a great day and we’ll keep you updated with our final total of money raised. And remember, for every pound we raise The Power of Nutrition Charity will match it. Look back on Monday for our final total.

Watch a video of the Day for Change here!    Riverbank School’s Day for Change 2017



Article 29 – Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full . It must encourage the child’s respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

Article 31 – Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities.

Article 15 – Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations…..

Article 13 – Every child must be free to say what they think and to seek and receive all kinds of information…..

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