7:00am Sunday 23rd January 2011
Celebrities from the world of sport, film and television will be attending the Springfields School charity ball.
Welsh rugby legends Jonathan Davies and Scott Quinnell will be making an appearance, as will stars of Strictly Come Dancing and maybe an A-list movie star.
Headteacher Trystan Williams said: “We have some great guests coming and we are hoping to get a celebrity on every table.
“We are even trying to get an A-list movie star, who is a personal friend of mine, along as well but it hasn’t been confirmed yet.”
Last year’s inaugural ball raised £7,000 but this year the school hopes to raise more for their chosen charities – DORE, the Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Asperger’s foundation, and WellChild, which helps sick children.
Mr Williams said: “We are hoping to raise in the region of £15,000 this year. The charities we’ve chosen are close to our hearts at the school.
“We have many children who suffer from dyslexia and dyspraxia so it is something we have a real passion for.
“Schools are always looking at ways of raising money for themselves but we want to instil in pupils that they can also give something to those less fortunate than them.”
The night will include music from a Queen tribute band and a charity auction where prizes include a day’s training with the stars of Strictly Come Dancing.
The ball takes place at the school on June 25. Tickets cost £45 and can be purchased from the school. Call (01249) 814125 or email email@example.com.
n Springfield School pupils have had their artwork displayed in Calne Library after a workshop with athlete and artist Roald Bradstock who competed for Great Britain at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games.
Mr Bradstock, 49, is hoping to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics, which would make him the oldest track and field athlete to do so.
He is also a successful artist and has produced several pieces with Olympic themes.
As part of a project to fuse art and the 2012 Games, he visited the pupils in December to show how to make artwork with Plasticine.
The school’s head of art, Rachel Makepeace, said: “He showed the children all the techniques he uses with Plasticine before helping them create their own artwork.
“I think he was very surprised at how well they took to it and how impressive their self-portraits were.”
The pupils’ self-portraits will be displayed in Calne Library until the end of January.