This year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Castle School, the pupils and staff decided to choose Tŷ Hafan as their charity and try and raise £10,000. Tŷ Hafan has been our chosen charity in previous years and the pupils wanted to choose a charity that helped other children. Pupils are already in the process of thinking of events they can organise in the future which includes getting some of their teachers in ice baths!
The sun finally broke through the clouds and the rain dried up just in time for the convoy of classic cars and bikes to set off from Haverfordwest as part of the school’s annual vintage car rally. The Prep’s theme this term is transport so this event was perfect for their learning as well as raising money! Over 35 cars and a handful of bikes took part, wending their way through the glorious Pembrokeshire countryside, via the Cleddau bridge, on to Carew and then across country to Canaston Bridge before make their way to grade II listed Sodston Manor, home of Castle School.
Staff were on hand to marshal everyone into position whilst others were busy preparing bacon butties, generously provided by one of the parents, as drivers were welcomed into the school’s grounds. The PTA and pupils were also on hand to hand out tea and coffee and special thanks must go to them for baking yet another delicious array of cakes all of which were quickly devoured.
Pupils, young and old, past and present, were seen nosing under bonnets or sitting behind the wheel of various cars and we really appreciated the patience owners displayed when talking about their prized vehicles. The Prep were inspired by the vehicles and were looking forward to their next art lesson which involves drawing classic cars and bikes!
And as if the owners, staff, parents and pupils hadn’t already been generous enough in giving up their time to help us with this fundraising venture, they also dug deep and the school’s bursar, Mrs Stratford, was delighted to be able to announce that £285 was raised in just a couple of hours, helping to kick off the school’s ambitious target.