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Leith & North: Please email any news items to: news@leithandnorth.org.uk Wear it Pink Day 2010, Newhaven: Victoria Primary's Fun Morning for Cancer Research UK Two files of children on either side of a counter of blue clothed coffee tables

Victoria Primary School in Newhaven, welcomed members of the local community to raise over £1250 in funds for Cancer Research UK. Entertainments on offer included an all school slosh, hot drinks and bacon rolls laid on by P6 & P7, as part of their Enterprise & Active Learning module, and various stalls including an all pink tombola and pink face painting. Students from Trinity Academy were also on hand to join in.

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Woman in yellow waterproofs with lollipop, pink scarf and Spider-Man mask Girl with pink bracelets running through her fingers and boy waving pink bracelet Left <<<:The School Street Safety Patrol Officer covers Pink Day AND Hallowe'en.
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Serving orders in the Café.
Victoria Primary School's 2nd Biennial Wear it Pink Day took place on October 2010. Every student pledged £1 to wear pink on the Friday to remember people with breast cancer, and coloured in a pink figure, dozens of which decorated the Sports Hall and Cafe for a Day, and impressed with their individuality. Headteacher Miss Laura Thomson remarked that she had been struck by how many children, even of this age had had their lives touched by breast cancer. Service in the cafe was brisk and efficient as children delivered orders of tea, coffee and bacon rolls at a fast walk.

Three ladies in pink enjoying tea and bacon rolls with pink figures on the wall behind them Waving figure decorated with pink wool and tissue paper Left <<<: Members of the Haven Club.
Right >>>: A pink figure for Cancer awareness.
Women in pink feather boa and two girls smiling behind a table covered in pink bathroom products, toys and many other items.
^^^ Above: Three of the hard working Tombola team - and this was the Tombola with some two thirds of the prizes gone!

Girl with pink bracelets running through her fingers and boy waving pink bracelet Boy from Trinity Academy holds up the blue bag with Tombola tickets in it for a woman, as her husband sifts through a handful of tickets Left <<<:Selling bead bracelets.
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Dipping for prizes.
Mother in pink fleece crouching to photograph two girls in pink with cat faces A boy and a girl from Victoria and a girl from Trinity  with a pink decorated cake and teddy bears Left <<<:Capturing a memory of the pink face painting.
Right >>>: The Guess the Weight of the Cake stall, with prizes
Seated woman in blue anorak smiling as smiling girl paints her nails - pink naturally, with two boys passing by behind them

^^^ Above: The face painting team from Trinity Academy also did a brisk trade in beauty treatments.

Leith & North's reporter was struck not just by the energy and enthusiasm of staff and pupils, but by the large numbers of visitors to the school, many of whom were way past being parents of present pupils. The school has strong links with the community including the Haven Club for the elderly which pupils visit regularly, and clearly these links are appreciated. As one classroom assistant, Miss Herbert said "The community really does us proud."

Smiling waving figure, coloured in pink stripes with blood shot eyes Two women holding up a pink ribbon for sale Left <<<: A pink figure for Cancer awareness.
Right >>>: Linda Hamilton, Area Volunteer Manager for Cancer Research UK with Victoria Primary supporter Alyson Cameron.
View of entrance hall with pink ribbons hanging down and Headteacher Miss Thomson in a pink wig Two seated women smiling with pink figures on the wall behind them Left <<<: No opportunity for pinkness was missed.
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Two members of Victoria Primary PTA enjoying the Enterprise café.

Children and staff all dressed in pink in the formation of a human ribbon waving ^^^ Above: The whole of Victoria Primary forming a human pink ribbon for Wear it Pink Day.

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Below: Nicky Wheatley, Marjory Irvine and Karen Herbert leading the whole school slosh.

Women peg the notes that were on their backs as they ran to a memorial fence