Hats a good idea at Balcurvie school

Glad hatters at Balcurvie Primary School (picture by Fife Photo Agency)
Glad hatters at Balcurvie Primary School (picture by Fife Photo Agency)

A colourful and eye-catching array of headgear was on display recently, as staff and pupils at Balcurvie Primary School in Windygates got creative for charity.

The entire school was involved in ‘Wear A Hat Day’, in aid of BrainTumour Research, and everyone was set the task of creating the wackiest chapeaux imaginable.

Some of the hats were home-made and others were brought in, as younsters from the nursery upwards, and the teachers and office staff, all supported the worthy cause.

Baking and refreshments wre available as well to help boost the total of funds raised.

Head teacher Tracey McDougall said: “It’s always good fun to have a dress-up day in school – we really went to town to let the creative juices flow!

“We think it is hugely important that our children are involved in fundraising events which highlight the crucial benefits that medical science can make to the eradication of terminal conditions.”

Ms McDougall added: “We all know someone who has been affected by brain cancer and we wanted to play a small part in continuing to raise awareness. Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

“So far we’ve raised £341 and hope to top the £400 mark.”

Established in 2008, the charity Brain Tumour Research’s mission is to raise at least £7 million per year to create seven centres of excellence across the UK, to accelerate progress significantly in brain tumour research in the UK, in order to make a clinical difference, and to improve the outcomes for brain tumour patients now and in the future.

Our picture shows the Balcurvie staff and pupils modelling their diverse collection of hats.