St John’s on-the-Hill School raised more than £300 for Diabetes UK on Friday 24 February. Pupils at the school chose to support the charity as four of their children have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

The children organised a fruit fayre and created and ran their own fruit themed stalls, such as grape hoopla, fruit juggling and orange obstacle racing. Competitions included a fruit quiz and design an animal made from fruit and vegetables. The children and staff also dressed as film characters.

Ruth Frett, Head at St John’s on-the-Hill, said: “Our children wanted to do something to help their fellow pupils and to show that healthy food choices can be fun. We had a great time eating lots of different types of fruit and certainly got our five a day.

“Learning to cope with type 1diabetes can be scary and emotional. Diabetes UK works to support children, families and schools. We are lucky to have a brilliant school nurse and matron who do a wonderful job of caring for our children and helping them to understand how to manage their diabetes, so they have the same opportunities as their friends. Our pupils worked really hard to raise the money and would like to thank Tesco’s, for supplying the fruit, and Chepstow Bookshop, for the fruity quiz prizes.”