Centredale students give back, wear red noses

Centredale students give back, wear red noses

Students at Centredale Elementary School take part in Red Nose Day on May 24. (Breeze photo by Samantha Latos)

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Students at Centredale Elementary School raised enough money for all of the students to receive a red nose as part of Red Nose Day on May 24.

Preschool teacher Jacquelyn Fratus organized the event for the children. She said six teachers donated more than $20, and she was appreciative of the faculty support.

Students were excited to hear that their favorite celebrities support the cause, said Fratus. Stars such as Ed Sheeran, Victoria Beckham and Shaq have all showed off their red noses online.

This was the first time the whole student body could participate in the cause, a movement striving to end childhood poverty, one nose at a time.

“They all got hyped up for it, even the preschool kids who couldn’t keep the noses on because their own noses are too small,” said Fratus. She said students were happy to give back to children they don’t know.

Red Nose Day is a part of Comic Relief, a charity launched in the United Kingdom in 1985. Comic Relief uses the power of comedy to raise money for the poor.

Visit www.rednoseday.org for more information.