Toy dress up day brings new gifts for children in poverty

Children at Benthal Primary School in Stoke Newington dressed up as toys for the day to raise money to buy Christmas gifts for children experiencing extreme poverty.

The playground was filled with toy soldiers, Rubix cubes, Uno cards and even a space hopper. It’s the third year the school has supported the Winter Toy Appeal. Staff and pupils paid £1 to dress as toys on November 29th and a group of children will go shopping to pick out gifts for the Appeal.

Headteacher Louise Drew said: “The children really engage with the toy appeal - they love getting dressed up and they feel very proud to know they are helping to send a little magic to those who are experiencing hard times.”