Telford school turns orange for charity
There was a sea of orange as a school in Telford held a special event to honour one of its students and raise vital funds for charity.
The Old Hall School in Wellington joined in with the Go Orange for a Day campaign on Friday (2) to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK.
The school organised the 'wear something orange day' as one of its year two pupils has a condition called Duchenne muscular dystrophy – a genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.
Seven-year-old Noah Stevenson-Lea, who has the condition, and his twin sister Avah, of Lawley, are both pupils at the school.
A number of activities were planned as part of the event dubbed 'Noah’s Big Day'.
They included an assembly where a speaker talked to the children about muscular dystrophy, allowing pupils to better understand Noah's condition and the difficulties experienced by others who suffer from muscle wasting diseases.
Headmaster Martin Stott said he had also challenged the school’s kitchen to come up with an orange lunch.
He said: "Noah is a great lad for whom we all have huge admiration and respect – the way in which he copes with his condition serves as an example to us all and I know he will be very proud that his school has decided to support a charity which is so close to his heart.
“Muscular Dystrophy UK is a charity that seeks to cure or find treatments for muscular dystrophy and other muscle-wasting conditions and to improve the lives of those affected.
"Noah's twin sister, Avah, is a constant source of help and support to Noah and she too is to be admired for the way in which she assists Noah on a daily basis, often without even realising she's doing so.
"They looked amazing and I know all the other children really loved supporting them today in this way.”