TV & Radio Presenter and Save the Children Ambassador Myleene Klass visited Cuckoo Hall Primary Academy in Enfield, North London to host a Klassy Christmas Jumper Jam to celebrate Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.
Myleene’s Klassy Christmas Jumper merriments kicked off with a woolly workshop with 30 pupils from year three. Playing the piano in her novelty knit, Myleene led the excited pupils all donning festive sweaters, in a Christmas sing-a-along of their favourite carols including ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ and ‘Rocking Around the Christmas Tree’. Klass’ Christmas Choir then performed in a special Christmas Jumper assembly which included the school’s first ever ‘Caught in the Act’ awards ceremony to celebrate great behaviour, kindness and helpfulness. Myleene joined the Headteacher Nicky Ross on stage to present the awards.
Whilst visiting the school, Myleene also took the opportunity to see first-hand how money raised from Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day can help support disadvantaged children at the school to have a brighter future through the charity’s Families Connect programme.
Save the Children’s research shows that children from lower income families are 50% less likely to do well than their wealthier classmates in school.
The Families Connect programme at Cuckoo Hall Primary Academy, is delivered by parent-champions trained by Save the Children and helps to increase parent’s skills and confidence to support their children’s learning outside of school, giving them the best chance to achieve their potential.
Myleene spoke with mums who have taken part in the programme and found out how it has changed both their lives and the lives of their children.