Pupils at Felsted Prep School raised £4,000 for charity at their 'Fun for Funds Fete', and later celebrated healthy living with 'Wellbeing Week'.

Children aged four to 13 took part in a Harvest Festival service in the school's on-campus chapel, and donated a total of £915 to Little Havens Hospice.

They also brought donations of food and clothing, which will be transported by the school's charity Felsted Aid to people in need in Ukraine.

Following the Harvest service, Year 8 pupils organised and ran a fete to support their five chosen charities.

Stalls included 'guess the teacher from their baby photo', a lucky dip, face-painting, and the stocks - giving children an opportunity to throw a wet sponge at their teachers.

They raised £2,367 in total, which will be shared equally between Farleigh Hospice, The David Randall Foundation, The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, Braintree Foodbank and the Ruth Strauss Foundation.

Felsted Prep School head Miranda Norris said: "This was the first opportunity for our Year 8 pupils to show their service and leadership skills and they most certainly impressed.

"It is so important for children to understand their responsibility to help others, whether in our own local community or around the world."

Year 9 pupil Charlie took the opportunity to raise funds for the Grace O'Malley Kumar Foundation at his book stall, which raised £1,000 for the charity.

Dunmow Broadcast: Felsted Prep pupils took part in activities for Wellbeing WeekFelsted Prep pupils took part in activities for Wellbeing Week (Image: Felsted School)

Pupils aged six to 11 also recently marked Wellbeing Week with a healthy living workshop.

Activities included working out the positions of bones and organs in the human body, and identifying which drinks are good for our teeth.

More than 20 interactive stations were set up in the school by visiting coaches from A-Life, which specialises in educating young people on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.


Groups of pupils explored each station in turn, working on tasks such as selecting foods and drinks to create a balanced diet and identifying safe and unsafe household items.

Head Miranda Norris added: "These hands-on sessions are key to inspiring our learners.

"The knowledge gained on how to stay fit and healthy is a crucial outcome."