TV star Fifi visits St Albans school

PUBLISHED: 12:19 13 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:33 06 May 2010

A CASUALLY-clad special needs school in St Albans helped raise over £100 with their Jeans for Genes Day. Pupils at Watling View School invited Fifi, the ambassador for Jeans for Genes Day, to the school on for a day of dancing and sing-alongs. Fifi is the

A CASUALLY-clad special needs school in St Albans helped raise over £100 with their Jeans for Genes Day.

Pupils at Watling View School invited Fifi, the ambassador for Jeans for Genes Day, to the school on for a day of dancing and sing-alongs.

Fifi is the forgetful star of popular children's TV show Fifi and the Flowertots, which appears on Nick Jr. Created by Keith Chapman of Bob the Builder fame, it features a group of flower-based characters who get up to all sorts of adventures in their garden.

Pupils each paid a small donation for the right to wear jeans to school as part of the fundraising day. They raised £150 in total for Jeans for Genes, a charity which works for children with genetic disorders.

Deputy head Jacqueline Clearkin said this was the seventh time the school has taken part in the day and added: "Fifi was a fantastic ambassador for Jeans for Denes day.

"All our pupils had a wonderful day and raised lots of money at the same time - we can't wait for next year! Thank you Fifi!

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