Listerdale school head dazzles in Christmas suit

Listerdale school head dazzles in Christmas suit

By Michael Upton | 24/12/2018

Listerdale school head dazzles in Christmas suit
David Simpson, principal of Listerdale Junior Academy, with pupils (from left) Hope Bonnington, Ava Bonnington, Archie Willers and Sam Harris, all aged seven.

A SCHOOL head proved he was a leader in the festive fashion stakes when he graced his school’s charity Christmas jumper day in a dazzling reindeer-themed suit.

David Simpson was the star of the show at Listerdale Junior Academy in his unique Yuletide tailoring, which featured a bright red jacket adorned with reindeer, complete with a matching tie.

The school’s staff and pupils formed a cavalcade of Christmas finery in their brightly coloured knitwear, having each made a £1 donation.

The money raised on the day, which totalled £170, will later be donated to Save The Children, long before the sight of Mr Simpson in his startling Christmas suit fades from the youngsters' memories.

He said: “I’d worn the jacket and tie for a number of days and got a big cheer when I walked into the dining hall, but it came into its own on Christmas jumper day, when everyone joined me in wearing something festive.

“The suit started as a dare from my staff. 

“They reckon I'm a bit ‘Bah humbug’ when it comes to Christmas so they bought it for me and I agreed to wear it.

“It put me into the Christmas spirit, actually, and it was great to see everyone else wearing their jumpers and raising so much for what is a great charity.”

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