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“This is about the best special needs school in the world”: A Perfect Day

by swisscottage / October 1st, 2014 / in Archive 2014/15 / 0 Comments

Swiss Cottage School was so proud to host A Perfect Day on Sunday the 21st of September. The street festival, open to the public between 12pm and 5.30pm, closed Avenue Road to traffic between Adelaide Road and Elsworthy Road.

The streets were buzzing and there were bright pink pigs EVERYWHERE! There was a variety of musical performances across a main stage and a special Ham&High stage on the day. Visitors could take their pick from a wide choice of food stalls, as well as a silent auction and a host of funfair rides.

We were especially pleased that the lovely Jimmy Carr attended the event to show his support for our school. “This is about the best special needs school in the world. It changes how special needs kids are treated all over the country and all over the world.”

Mr Carr chatted to festival-goers and posed for photos with fans before taking to the festival’s main stage to speak to the crowd and introduce the final music act.

We were also delighted to have a special message of support from Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay.

Mr Martin said: “Myself and my best friend Phil came in last year, we had an amazing time hearing you sing the school anthem and letting us watch and enjoy your company. Have a great day! Lots of love from me and the whole of the band.” You can watch the video on YouTube here

Thank you to all the staff, families, volunteers and sponsors who made the day such a huge success. All your hard work and dedication has helped raise a lot of money (still counting the funds!) which will make a huge difference to our school.

All money raised by the festival will go to the Pigs4Kids campaign, our very own charity. If you wish to donate to Pigs4Kids, please text “PIGS04”, followed by the amount you wish to donate (e.g “£5”), to 70070.

You can view more photos of a perfect day on the Ham&High website. Thank you to Nigel Sutton for the images.

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