Schools Recognition Day celebrates young fundraisers
Students from seven Surrey and London schools attended the annual event to collect their awards and certificates from Dalton Leong, Chief Executive of The Children's Trust, who thanked the schools for their continued support. Before the presentation ceremony, pupils took part in some practical exercises to help them understand how children with brain injury learn to cope with everyday tasks. A Special Achievement Award was presented to two pupils representing Keston Primary School, Old Coulsdon, in recognition of the school's achievement of raising £650. Karen Phillips, Community Fundraising Manager, said: "The Schools Recognition Day has been running for many years now and it is a great way of bringing schools together, not only to acknowledge their valued support for The Children's Trust and thank them for the money raised, but also to give pupils an insight into what life is like for children for children with brain injury." At the end of the afternoon, a special presentation was made by Michael Siggers, Chairman of The Friends of The Children's Trust, to the winners from schools who took part in this year's annual Spring Exhibition of Arts. Their creative artwork of Surrey scenes was admired by the many visitors at this year's Exhibition in April.