STUDENTS from Charfield Primary School were spurred to raise funds for Cancer Research after a much-loved staff member lost her battle with the deadly disease.

Mrs Sue Fleming passed away last year after a long battle with cancer.

On Tuesday, February 11 the Year 5s at Charfield Primary School had a French Market Day and made the decision that the profit made from the afternoon would be donated to Cancer Research.

Headteacher Dafydd Lawday said the children’s hard work paid off.

He said: “They made a total of £58 profit. However with additional donations the amount was boosted to just over £100 which is a fantastic figure.

“The children were brilliant market-stall holders that encouraged every customer, including their parents, to order items in French.”

He commended the work of Y5 teacher Joanna Thorne who he said provided a fantastic learning opportunity that the children would remember for years to come.

The day got off to a great when the class came in wearing French costumes and outfits. As soon as they settled down, Miss Thorne, explained to them what was going to happen on the day.

In Maths they started to work out the profit, how much they had spent, and began working on the 40 metres of bunting from scratch for each stall. They made this by cutting out isosceles triangles which they used as templates and cut out about 80 triangles of red, white and blue card.

When the bunting was finished, some of the children wrote out menus for each stall, while others either bagged up the Bon Bons or stuck the bunting on to the string.

After lunch, it was all hands on deck to get the stalls ready.

All together there were seven stalls on the day which were the Bureau de Change, La Brasserie, Les Crepes, La Boulangerie, Les Bon Bons, La Fromagerie and Les Artistes also a raffle was also held on the day.

At 2.30pm parents were allowed in to enjoy the market.

Mr Lawday said: “Overall, it was a very special day and the market was so much fun.”

Year 5 teacher Miss Thorne said: “It was a wonderful afternoon. Thank you so much to all the children who worked so hard and to all the parents for supporting them.”