Oscar, five, arranges non-uniform day to help Grenfell Tower victims

Oscar, five, approached his headteacher to hold a non-school uniform day to help those affected by t

Oscar, five, approached his headteacher to hold a non-school uniform day to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. - Credit: Archant

The St John’s School pupil asked if the junior school could wear non-school uniform to raise money for those affected by the tower block fire.

St John’s School has raised £151 to help those left homeless by the Grenfell Tower fire, following a suggestion by one its pupils.

Oscar Ashford, five, approached headteacher Mike Burgess about hosting a non-uniform day for the junior school last Friday (June 16).

The year-one pupil said he wanted to help because the people affected did not have anything.

His mum Samantha said “ He saw it and asked what happens when it isn’t on the news any longer and people still need things. Who is going to provide things for them? He was quite concerned.”


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Pupils donated £1 to come dressed in their own clothes to help those affected by the fire.

Mr Burgess said the hastily arranged day was the result of the year one pupil’s citizenship.

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In his weekly newsletter last Friday Mr Burgess wrote: “When I was his age, I would never have had the confidence or the awareness of events to approach my headmaster to tell him we needed to do something about the appalling fire in London this week.”

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