Dean Close raised £600 by simply wearing Christmas jumpers! Today’s mufti day was in aid of the School’sUganda Appeal.

Each year Dean Close raises money link school, Nyakatakura Memorial in Uganda. The link between the schools is now in its tenth year. Nyakatukura School was set up to provide secondary education for poor and orphaned children with the donation of five acres of rough farmland from a local church. When Dean Close first visited in 2005, the children were sleeping on the floor, they had to walk 30 mins to a natural borehole to collect water and there was no electricity. Lessons took place under a mango tree on makeshift benches. From its humble beginnings the school is now a blossoming secondary school with over 350 students. It has five fully equipped classrooms, a library, an examination hall and solar electricity, as well as a water harvester and a tap on site. Most recently girls’ and boys’ dormitories have been constructed.

As it is the festive season, Dean Close pupils were keen to spread some Christmas cheer, so chose to wear their Christmas jumpers for the day to raise the money. They are also used the Christmas Postbox to send cards and candy canes to their friends, with all the proceeds boosting today’s total.