Leeds kids get knitted in festive jumpers

Pupils at Bardsey Primary School donning their wackiest Christmas jumpers. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
Pupils at Bardsey Primary School donning their wackiest Christmas jumpers. PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe
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Here’s a yarn that will give you that warm Christmas feeling.

Youngsters and staff at a Leeds school have knitted together to help raise money for charity.

Pupils at Bardsey Primary School raided their wardrobes to find their most festive jumpers to help raise money for Save the Children.

They were joined by teachers who tinselled up to help save children’s lives.

Pupils at the school made sure their homemade gingerbread snowmen got in on the act by decorating them with their very own Christmas jerseys.

Deputy headteacher Debbie Howell said: “All of the pupils at the school entered into the spirit of it.

“Some of them had lots of home made creations with baubles and reindeer.

“I think it’s really important for children to be aware of charities such as Save the Children.

“The children at this school are very privileged and it’s good for them to realise the suffering that’s going on around the world.

“The staff got into the spirit of things and even the staff in the office joined in.

“The children were very excited about it and it’s the same day as our Christmas fair so we linked the two things together.

“It’s the first time we have done this one.”

The school is thought to have raised at least £150 for the charity that supports some of the world’s poorest children.

The dress-down day was part of National Christmas Jumper Day which saw schools across the country don festive attire.

But Ms Howell said that it was the headteacher’s jumper who stole the show yesterday.

She added: “She had tinsel and some very brightly coloured baubles hanging from it.”

Every year 7.6 million children under five die from easily preventable causes like pneumonia and malnutrition, according to the charity

Save the Children is working to stop this happening and ensure more children get the chance to grow up and fulfil their potential, no matter where they live.

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