During the week of 13th May 2019 the children were all very busy raising money for the NSPCC charity. Mrs Evans and Mrs Ashdown Parkes arranged for all the older children to do distance swims and for the younger ones to have fun activities in the swimming pool. It is remarkable to think that with a school with only 160 pupils the final total raised was £3,020.00, in fact there might be a little more money to add to this total once everyone’s envelope is back. As well as taking an assembly staff members, from the NSPCC gave safeguarding workshops to our Years 5 and 6 pupils. They were reminded about potential dangers in the wider world as they might affect younger people.
Adam W, Year 4 said it was wonderful to be able to break my personal best for distance and raise money for other children.
Amberley S, Year 4 said that she really enjoyed the event and it was lovely to be able to help lots of children.
The NSPCC is a fantastic organisation and with their Childline work and huge input into all aspects of safeguarding the nation’s children we are very proud to have supported such a good cause.
I would like to thank all of the children for their part with the swimming and all of the families of children in the school for being so kind with their sponsorship.
I will end with quotes from two of our younger children who clearly show us that we can raise money for charity and have fun all at the same time.
Daniel H, KG said I enjoyed the NSPCC swimming because I won the ‘runner bean’ game.
Amaaya P, KG said I liked running in the pool and playing the ‘bean’ game. It was so much fun.
Mr Alex Gear