PUPILS at a Sheffield primary school have been painting the town yellow to help launch a leading cancer charity’s biggest fundraising campaign of the year.
The youngsters from Norfolk Park School held a Mini Pots of Care Day - an initiative set up by Marie Curie Cancer Care to encourage children aged three to 11 to think about the work of their nurses.
The children received a mini pot and daffodil bulb, which they planted and cared for throughout the winter.
To celebrate the flowers blooming, the children held a fundraising day for the charity where they painted their daffodil pots. The event also helped kick off Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal for 2011.
Each year, the charity encourages everyone to make a donation and wear one of its daffodil pins.
All money raised going towards providing Marie Curie nurses for terminally ill people in their own homes.
Teacher Kathryn Ryan-Murray said: “Taking part in Mini Pots of Care has been great for the children – they have really enjoyed watching their daffodils grow. And at the same time, they have also been learning why it is important to be caring and kind.
“It is always good to teach children these lessons from a young age – even more so when they know it is in support of a charity like Marie Curie Cancer Care.”
Schools and groups will put their painted daffodil pots forward for a local competition which will be judged by the charity’s schools team.
The winner will receive an individual prize and WH Smith vouchers for their organisation, at the same time as being entered into a national competition to win a scooter.