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Hats off to pupils as they raise cash for a cockerel

02 April, 2021 — By Alexandra Cimpeanu

Pupils donned their best Easter bonnets to raise funds for the school’s statue of a cockerel

SOME say the chicken crossed the road to get to the other side but youngsters at a primary school in Archway have a different story to tell.

Whitehall Park School in Hornsey Lane is looking to raise £4,705 to help save a much-loved statue of a cockerel.

It has stood outside the school since 1957 but has endured some wear and tear over the years.

The school’s statue of a cockerel

Hayleigh Powell, assistant headteacher, who dressed as a chicken on the day of a fundraiser this week, said: “We want to do it justice by restoring it to its former glory. It’s something the children can be proud of.

“Everything about this is local and community-based. We asked the council for a grant, but we want to try and raise the money ourselves.”

Staff and parents at the school want to raise enough funds to restore the statue before it becomes unsafe.

Pupils and teachers dressed up for an Easter bonnet contest on Tuesday in a bid to raise money for the cause.

They are more than halfway to reach the target of £4,705. The statue will be restored by a local artist.

To donate go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/savethecockerel

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