Toddlers turned out in force on the 27th April to partake in a sponsored toddle with their favourite Teddies. They were walking to raise money in aid of UNICEF UK for children affected by war in Ukraine. The event took place within the 110-acre beautiful parkland setting at Gosfield School, an exceptional independent through school in Halstead. 

The Principal Rod Jackson joined Gosfield Head of EYFS, Nursery and Reception staff, parents, children, teddies and even the school dog Paddington in a lovely walk this morning. The group started at the Cricket Pavilion and made their way around the perimeter of the grounds passing the newly planted Willow Trees, Rugby Pitch, Forest School, Pond and Performing Arts building on the way, before finally heading back to the Cricket Pavilion for a picnic.  

Head of Prep Mrs. Kate Hornshaw also joined the effort with her Gruffalo teddy bear. She said “It’s such a joy to see so many children and parents join us for such a good cause, raising much needed funds for children affected by war in Ukraine. We are so lucky to have this amazing space here to use to raise money for charity. If you are able to donate on our dedicated JustGiving page in order to help us reach our target, please do”. 

Gosfield School has reached their target of £1,000 pounds for UNICEF UK for children in Ukraine through sponsorship of their walk. Members of the public can still donate here:

Thank you to everyone who has donated and a huge well done to all toddlers and teddies involved.