We are holding a mufti day next Thursday, December 14, when staff and students are encouraged to come into school wearing a Christmas jumper or their own clothes in aid of the ‘For Jimmy’ charity in memory of teenager Jimmy Mizen who died in an unprovoked attack the day after his 16th birthday in 2008.
Festive jumper-wearers are asked to pay £1 and non jumper-wearers who decide to wear their own clothes instead should contribute £2 for this worthy cause.
Students can be imaginative and add a bit of tinsel or baubles to an existing jumper to bling it up for the day and get in the Christmas spirit.
Barry and Margaret Mizen – Jimmy’s parents – have asked us and other supportive schools in London to help their charity this Christmas, Margaret commented: “We have achieved so much but there is still so much more to do. ‘For Jimmy’ works to build the types of communities we all want to live in and to do this we need to raise vital funds to continue our work to ensure Jimmy’s legacy of forgiveness, peace and hope is realised and that all young people can grow up feeling safe.”
There can be no better message this Christmas, surely.
We hope all staff and students get behind us and fully support Jumpers For Jimmy on December 14…it promises to be a colourful, sparkly, fun day.