Whittlesey Park Lane pupils make poppies and listen to ex servicemen during Red, White and Blue Day

Pupils listen intently at Red, White and Blue Day.

Pupils listen intently at Red, White and Blue Day. - Credit: Archant

A school raised more than £340 for armed forces charities during its Red, White and Blue Day.

Pupils from Park Lane Primary and Nursery School in Whittlesey dressed up in patriotic colours and learnt about service life.

The day started with a visit from an ex serviceman, Simon Ferrier who spoke about life in the army and then David Denton, a retired member from the Royal Anglian TA regiment explained how the donations help the military and their families.

The children spent the day making poppies, designing bookmarks and creating a Union Jack flag.

Proceeds raised were split between ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. The money will help Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and their families in times of need.

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Alison Prince, class teacher, said: “The children enjoyed dressing in red, white and blue for the day but the lessons also provided a more serious side to the event, when we all learnt more about our armed services and the sacrifices they have made, both historically and currently.

“We would like to thank Mr Ferrier and Mr Denton for giving up their time to talk to the children and we are sure Mr Denton will be a valuable link to our school in the future.”

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