A North Shields primary school came up with an environmentally-friendly way to raise money for the global children’s charity Plan UK.
Members of the reception class at Waterville Primary School raised £180 by ‘upcycling’ old and unwanted items.
The children repainted objects and decorated old furniture which was sold at stalls and in a raffle at a school fair.
Local businesses supplied free paint, wallpaper and paintbrushes so the children could decorate them in a ‘shabby chic’ style.
Headteacher Mark Nugent said: “I am so proud of the children’s efforts to raise money for the cause. Parents, staff and the wider community have all worked together to help reach and surpass our target.”
“The children have learned that we can achieve so much when we work together as a community.”
The school was raising money for Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign, which aims to help 4 million of the world’s poorest girls stay in education and fulfil their potential.
The old objects “upcycled” by the children were donated by parents and staff or bought from local charity shops.