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Onesie Fund Raising for Autism Awareness

Ramsgate Free School pupils held a fund-raising onesie fun day in aid of Schools Autism Awareness Week.

Children wore a colourful array of onesies for the event that was an important opportunity to increase their awareness of autism and how they can understand children with the condition. 

Small change money boxes were given to pupils to collect their loose pennies or pocket money and donate it to help support children with autism. Just £2.24 is all it costs to send an information pack to someone who’s just been told their child has autism, while £7.50 can provide emergency advice to someone calling the National Autistic Society Helpline who can’t cope anymore. 

Head of School Nick Budge said: “We raised more than £150 which was a brilliant effort.”

“We have several families in our school community who have links with autism and we would therefore like to support them by educating our children about the behaviours and characteristics of autism and let them know what they can do to help.”

“Children explored how we are the same and different. This led into a discussion about what Autism is before pupils completed research to find out for themselves. They also heard what it might be like for those who live everyday with Autism”.

 “Autism awareness really helps embed some of our core values such as collaboration, diversity and enquiry.  These values are not just for show, but are at the very heart of everyone and everything at our school.”