Pirate hats, top hats, flat caps and fascinators were just some the headwear worn by pupils at The Elms Junior School and Nursery in Long Eaton as they took part in Hats For Headway Day on 16 May.
Hats for Headway Day allows Headway – the brain injury association – to not only raise awareness of the charity, but to also collect clothes and other donations for their charity shops.
Every day, more than 2,500 people in the UK suffer from a brain injury. Headway helps to rebuild lives and put the pieces back together for survivors, their families and carers, offering advice, support and rehabilitation activities at their centres.
And The Elms youngsters reveled in the opportunity to have some fun and don a millinery creation in the classroom while doing their bit for the charity.
Mr Keith Morrow, headmaster at The Elms, said: “Every day, more than 2,500 people in the UK suffer from a brain injury. Many of us will know someone who has experienced such a devastating injury and will have witnessed the impact it has on the whole family.
“As a school we are keen to support charities and teach our pupils to value what we have and reflect upon how lucky we are.”
This is the latest charitable activity undertaken by pupils, parents and staff at the Long Eaton school during this academic year. The Elms supported Long Eaton Food Bank, The Padley Centre and Canaan Trust, with Harvest donations and contributed to the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox appeal. Money has also been raised for Guide Dogs for the Blind, Rainbow Trust, Sport Relief and the NSPCC.
Next month, The Elms Nursery will be doing their annual ‘Big Toddle’, which is a short sponsored walk for toddlers, to raise funds for the UK’s most disadvantaged under-fives. Around 300,000 children take part every year throughout the UK, and last year the Nursery raised almost £300 for this very worthy cause.