21st January 2000 at 00:00
(Photograph) - A week in the life of Edgware junior school, Barnet

All 280 pupils at this primary school took part in a disability awareness week and helped raise pound;600 for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. The week was part of the school's PSHE programme, but all the staff contributed ideas. The local branch of the HSBC bank sponsored it and shops gave gifts for a raffle. There were visits by local dignitaries, a disabled cricketer and a multiple sclerosis sufferer. The Chicken Shed theatre in education group gave a performance and the week ended with a concert by Jamaican singer Totlyn Jackson. She said that although she was born with a club foot and no fingernails this had not prevented her from reaching her goal in life. The school made it a non-uniform day, and instead he pupils dressed in yellow, green and black - the colours of Jamaica. Theprevious year the school held a 999 week on the theme of the emergency services and this year there will be a "focus on food" week and a millennium week.

Hot seat: Natasha Drury-Hayes is the subject of a demonstration showing how to secure a wheelchair in a minibus

A visitor chats to pupils Aarti Daisania, Nabila Kazi and Chloe Watkins

Grand finale: Timothy Gilbert performs with singer Totlyn Jackson

Let's roll: Mohem Miah tries out a wheelchair

A line dance with wheelchair visitors from a disabled arts group

The Chicken Shed theatre company tread the boards at Edgware

A visit from Northway school for children with moderate learning difficulties

Snaps by the staff

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