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Throston Primary School

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Every year the school nominates a MAIN school charity to support, this year we have selected the RNLI. This follows recent tragic drownings in Hartlepool. You can read about how we 'launched' this charity via the link below:


The RNLI have since visited Year 1:


We also raise money for many other charities as shown below:

Poppy Day 2021


01/11/2021: From the start of November until Remembrance Sunday (14th November 2021) children will be able to purchase a poppy or poppy merchandise to show their support for the Royal British Legion. Please note Harry Fletcher*, our Poppy hero 'as seen on TV', from previous campaigns will also be selling his own bespoke poppies that commemorate 100 years of the poppy appeal (as shown above). Year 6 will visit individual classes to see if children want to make a donation for a poppy. You can also obtain poppies from the main school office.


*Harry has previously raised over £5000 for the Royal British Legion, and been thanked personally by the Queen and Bear Grylls.


15.11.2021: Just in case you missed our recent article in the Hartlepool Mail:


17/11/2021: Well done to our poppy superstar. Here he is reading a thank you card from Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen for raising money via his bespoke centenary poppies. Thank you to everyone who bought one. Harry raised a staggering £610! Well done.


10/03/2022: I am delighted to announce that yesterday we were informed that our school had raised the most money for the Royal British Legion last November. Thanks to your 'poppytastic' support we raised an amazing £854.88 for this very worthwhile cause. The Rotary Club of Hartlepool will present us with a special trophy next Friday (18/03/2022). 


18/03/2022: Today we were presented with the 'Ian Cameron Trophy' for being the 'School Poppy Appeal Outstanding School' by Alan Lakey from the Hartlepool Rotary Club and their President Carol Menabawey. Thanks to your 'poppytastic' support we raised an amazing £854.88 for this very worthwhile cause.

Poppy Merchandise 2021

Our 100 Year Poppy Celebrations

Poppy Award Ceremony - Most Poppy Money Raised

Children in Need 2021

On Children in Need Day (19/11/2021), children shared their knowledge of a neurodiversity and showed a calming resource they had made. The school managed to raise £200 for the Intensive Care Unit at North Tees Hospital and £200 for Children in Need. Amazing - thank you!



A heartwarming story about fantastic fundraising, in which Throston Primary played a part:

Throston Primary School will be participating in ‘Children in Need’ on Friday 19th November 2021. Children and staff may come to school dressed in Pudsey clothes and merchandise or choose to wear non-uniform. Donations will be collected in buckets as the children enter school, we also hope to set up an online donation page. This year we will also be contributing money to the ‘Intensive Care Unit’ at North-Tees Hospital, as one of our Nursery children wants to show support for her uncle who sadly passed away recently. Her uncle always wanted to help raise funds for as he put it, ‘the angels of ICU’.

During the day there will be a focus on wellbeing and celebrating differences. Each class will even develop a resource which will support children when they are feeling stressed, providing them with a strategy to draw upon.

Red Nose Day 2022

Red Nose Day and our annual Joke Competition will be held on Friday 18th March 2022. On the morning of Red Nose Day, the children will be learning more about being resilient, listening to stories of children who have required resilience in order for them to overcome life's obstacles. Early Years and Key Stage 1 will be making ‘Resilience Jars’ exploring things that can help them to become more resilient and Key Stage 2 will be given a Resilience Challenge by making origami birds. The day will be a non-uniform day whereby we encourage everyone to wear something red or to wear Comic Relief merchandise and make a small monetary donation. Children get your jokes ready. Thanks to one of our writing groups we have a fabulous judging panel that is comprised of:

Members of the School Pupil Leadership Team.

School Governors (Mrs. Littlewood and Mr. Millward).

Ex-Throston Classroom Teacher: Mrs. Julie Moor.

Representatives from Gamers@Hart, namely Peter and Jeni.


Previous Joke Competition Winners:

2017: Shay Turnbull: “How does the sea say hello?” – “it waves”.

2018: Amy Howlett: “Why do ducks have feathers?” – “To cover their butt-quack”.


2019: Phoebe Hilder: “A snowman is asked why he is in the carrot freezer aisle; he replies he is picking his nose”.


2020: Just very bad teacher jokes, due to COVID-19:


2021: Abigail Moreton: "So there's this kid named Cal, and he's a bit of a thug. He often breaks into people's homes just for fun. One thing he loves to do in people's homes is to absolutely destroy their washing machines. He will destroy them until they are broken so they are completely beyond use. Recently Cal passed away, which is sad news, but now....washing machines live longer with Cal gone!"


2022: Emilia Hamilton-Bowen: "What do you call a cave man's fart? - A Blast from the Past".


Friday 18th March 2022 Update:

Thank you to the Kerr Family for raising £75 for Comic Relief via creating bespoke personalised t-shirts, they looked fantastic!



Well done to all the participants in our annual joke competition. The judges had a very difficult task. You can view the winning joke at:

Congratulations to all our finalists, the runner-up and winner. Thank you to all our judges!

WARNING: joke contains a word from the medieval period that may offend!

We have had an amazing day: embarking on resilience activities, dressing in red, hearing very funny jokes and most importantly raising money for people who need it across the world! Well done #TeamThroston you have helped us raise £466.53 for Red Nose Day 2022! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you to the Kerr Family for raising £75 for Comic Relief via creating bespoke personalised t-shirts, they looked fantastic!


Page Updated: 21/03/2022.