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Bexley schools lend support to Bexleyheath Queen sculpture appeal

PUBLISHED: 10:25 20 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:25 20 March 2013

Reed 5, Willisa 5 and Thomas, 4, do their bit

Reed 5, Willisa 5 and Thomas, 4, do their bit

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Bexley schools are doing their bit to raise money for a sculpture of the Queen to go in the south plinth of the clock tower in Bexleyheath.

Schools across the borough took part in a red, white and blue day earlier this month to help raise money for the appeal.

Children at St Thomas More Catholic Primary School in Bexleyheath wore the Union Jack colours to school to raise £334 in aid of the appeal.

Headteacher Colette Doran-Hannon said; “We were delighted to support the campaign.

“The children thoroughly enjoyed being dressed in their fine red, white and blue and many had a dance at lunchtime to support the bid. It is very important that children have the opportunity to demonstrate national pride.”

Schools that got involved in fundraising for the sculpture will be invited to the event and the school which raises the most will receive priority spacing.

More than £1,000 has been raised so far and schools and business who support it will get their name engraved on the plaque.

The sculpture will be unveiled on June 9 as part of the annual Civic Parade.

Other schools that took part were Upland Primary School, Townley Grammar School, St Columbas Boys, Christ Church and Jubilee Primary School.

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