Pupils keep quiet for good causes

Ford School sponsored silence to raise funds for Royal British Legion and Moving Up project.'Eva Moor, Amos Rawlings and Edward Mcaree in one of the rooms in the flat above the school.
Ford School sponsored silence to raise funds for Royal British Legion and Moving Up project.'Eva Moor, Amos Rawlings and Edward Mcaree in one of the rooms in the flat above the school.

Youngsters at a small village school are keeping quiet to raise cash for two worthwhile causes.

Pupils at Hugh Joicey C of E First School in Ford are taking on a challenge next month in aid of the Royal British Legion and their own school project.

Ford School sponsored silence to raise funds for Royal British Legion and Moving Up project.'Shhh.....pupils try to keep quiet!

Ford School sponsored silence to raise funds for Royal British Legion and Moving Up project.'Shhh.....pupils try to keep quiet!

They are taking part in a sponsored silence at 11am on November 11 as part of their First World War project.

The school is affiliated with the Crookham branch of the British Legion and is raising funds from the silence for it.

But at the same time staff and students will also be putting money towards the renovation of the flat above the school in the Moving Up project.

As part of the First World War commemorations, the school will be laying wreaths at Learmouth and Kirknewton war memorials.

Ford School sponsored silence to raise funds for Royal British Legion and Moving Up project.'Lucia Fairfax is one of the pupils taking part in the sponsored silence.

Ford School sponsored silence to raise funds for Royal British Legion and Moving Up project.'Lucia Fairfax is one of the pupils taking part in the sponsored silence.

It is aiming to riase £140,000 for the flat renovation, which used to be the caretaker’s accommodation. With £60,000 already banked, it is well on the way.

The plan is to create a staff room, teaching kitchen, toilet facilities, community room, pre-school office and a free-flow sensory area for pupils as well as other facilities.

All staff and pupils will be taking part in the sponsored silence, with younger ones taking part for 15 minutes and older pupils doing so for an hour.