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Blindfold football fundraising success
30th September 2015

Staff and pupils at Rydal Penrhos School took part in a series of charity initiatives as part of their Founders’ Day celebrations.

Students from Osborn House – named after the school’s founder Thomas Osborn – arranged the activities on Friday, September 18 in aid of blind pupils at the Hornby School in Uganda.

The Colwyn Bay school has close associations with the country and visit the area every two years to work on a range of projects.

In addition to the annual tug-of-war, there was also a blind football tournament which was held at the multi-use games arena.

 

 

Wearing blindfolds, the pupils had to rely on their sense of hearing to listen for the bell inside the football, and shouted instructions from the sighted guide and goalkeeper.

Throughout the day there was also a find-the-moustache competition - in recognition of Mr Osborn’s trademark face furniture – with sales of pizza and cakes bringing the overall total raised to £367, which will go towards buying canes for pupils at the Ugandan school.

Pupil Chino Iwobi, said: “Osborn day this year has proved to be the best one yet.

“The teams were separated into three categories, junior, intermediate and senior, depending on their year group.

 “Everyone at Osborn House would like to thank everyone who participated in events and behind the scenes, donating cakes and cooking pizzas, for making the day such a success.”

 

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