Royston school turns pink for the day to support Breast Cancer Campaign

'Pinkiest students' Helena Meehan (Year 8), Poppy Norris (Year 7), Owen Potthast (Year 6) and Alex R

'Pinkiest students' Helena Meehan (Year 8), Poppy Norris (Year 7), Owen Potthast (Year 6) and Alex Rose-Venteo (Year 5). - Credit: Archant

Staff and students at a Royston school dressed in pink on Friday to raise money for Breast Cancer Campaign.

Roysia Middle School Year 7 students

Roysia Middle School Year 7 students - Credit: Archant

Roysia Middle School turned pink for the day as part of a week of fund raising events organised by Year 7 and 8 students.

Pupils took part in a variety of challenges including pin the tail on the pink pig, how many pink sweets are in the jar and a design a T-shirt for breast cancer competition.

Pink cakes and biscuits were on sale which went towards the £336 that was raised overall.

Morgan Barnes pledged to do an ice bucket challenge if he raised £5, and duly obliged after £13 was donated overall.

'Pinkiest teacher' winner Joanne Miguel

'Pinkiest teacher' winner Joanne Miguel - Credit: Archant

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A spokesman for Roysia Middle School said: “The staff are very proud of our key stage three students for organising the event.

“There were a lot of new ideas which gave some exciting results and a huge amount of money was raised.”

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All students and staff paid £1 for the privilege of wearing pink for the day, with a select few honoured with the title, ‘pinkiest person’.

Year 6’s Owen Potthast was the overall student winner and Year 5 teacher Joanne Miguel came out on top in the staff competition.

Roysia Middle School Year 8 students

Roysia Middle School Year 8 students - Credit: Archant

The other winners were Alex Rose-Venteo (Year 5), Poppy Norris (Year 7) and Helena Meehan (Year 8).

Now in its 13th year, Wear it Pink raises money for breast cancer research.

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