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    Prep Pupils Go Orange!

    Today was ‘Go Orange’ Day at the Prep, a fundraising event in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK.

    Today was ‘Go Orange’ Day at the Prep, a fundraising event in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK. Pupils from Reception to Year 6 enjoyed a non-uniform day, each paying £1 to dress in home clothes – with some sporting head-to-toe shades of the colour, from pale peach to vibrant pumpkin.

    Many of the normal timetabled lessons and activities had an ‘Orange’ theme, too. At the Lower Prep, Reception pupils practised tying orange ribbons around trees during their morning walk, Year 1 pupils made orange headbands in art, and Year 2 juiced oranges for a delicious jelly.

    At the Upper Prep, Year 3 made models with plasticine, while maths lessons for Year 4 involved working out fractions with Smarties. Year 5 measured the diameter of an orange in order to calculate distances and weights - for example 'How many revolutions would an orange take to travel the length of Kimbolton High Street?', and 'How many oranges would weigh the same as an iPad?'. Finally, Year 6 scientists created a fruit circuit to power a small light.

    The day, which has so far raised over £400, is a precursor to our annual ‘Practice-athon’ which launches on Wednesday 1 February and will be our main fundraiser in support of the charity. All of the money raised over will help to fund research into muscle wasting conditions.