This is an account written by one of the teachers at Witham Hall Preparatory School in Lincolnshire.
"At the beginning of the Lent Term, I asked my mentor group to come up with firstly a charity they would like to support and secondly how they would like to raise money for said Charity. Cecily Hopkins came up with a compelling proposition to raise money for a charity her mother works closely with;the BDHRA (Bedford District Handicapped Riders Association). The rest of the group were easily convinced by Cecily`s idea, as was I, so we took this forwward and came up with the idea of `guess the name` for a large stuffed pony. Once the list of names for the pony had been compiled with the help of my mentor group and the staff room, we started selling names for £2 a guesss. The support from the whole school was outstanding with children in every year group having a guess, along with parents, staff and governors. " Luckily somone guessed thecorrect name and got to take Magic home with them at the end of term.
Thank you Witham Hall and a special thanks to Cecily for proposing us!