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Fashion school: Avonmore pupils give themselves smart new look with charity cash

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Image captionImage 1: Centre row, L-R: Nigel Nathan (Earls Court and Olympia Trust managing director), Maya Wittleton (Avonmore Primary head of school), Kate Webster (Avonmore Primary deputy head) and H&F Mayor Cllr Daryl Brown

Avonmore Primary School pupils designed their own smart new uniform after they were put in charge of how to spend charity cash.

Hammersmith & Fulham Mayor, Cllr Daryl Brown, visited last week to see the youngsters’ new look after the school was awarded £8,000 by the Earls Court and Olympia Charitable Trust.

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Image caption: Image 2: The new shirts and ties, and much smarter v-necked navy jumpers

The children were asked what they’d like to spend the money on. They decided they’d like a new uniform so the school’s pupil council set out to canvass opinion on what it should look like.

With a bit of help from staff, pupils met with designers and uniform suppliers to turn their joint vision into a reality.

From this term, the current yellow polo shirts and green jumpers were gone, replaced by shirts and ties, and much smarter v-necked navy jumpers.

Cllr Brown is a trustee of the Earls Court and Olympia Trust.

“We have fantastic schools in H&F which are creating so many opportunities for young people, this project is a great example of that,” she said.

“Congratulations to the pupils of Avonmore who have created such a smart new look.”

The funding means every single child at the school in Avonmore Road, West Kensington, got the uniform for free.

“We’re so grateful, it’s fabulous,” said head of school Maya Wittleton.

“It’s great for the parents and to see the children looking so proud of themselves, it’s wonderful.

“They look so grown-up and it helps prepare the older children for secondary school.”

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Image caption: Image 3: The school was awarded £8,000 by Nigel Nathan, managing director of the Earls Court and Olympia Charitable Trust

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