Kings Priory's fantastic fund-raising efforts

Fantastic fund-raising pupils have been putting their best feet forward in aid of a national children's charity.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 10:08 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:12 am
Two pupils from Kings Priory School present Lisa Jones, from the NSPCC, with a cheque from their fund-raising efforts.

Youngsters at Kings Priory School have collected more than £7,000 for the NSPCC.

The bulk of the cash came from First School pupils, who took part in a Daily Mile sponsored fun run.

They were tasked with raising as much money as they could, and running as far as possible in allocated 30-minute slots.

The total raised so far from the run stands at £6,818, which was presented to NSPCC representative Lisa Jones in a special assembly.

First School teacher Jenny Large, who helped to organise the event, said: “We have been absolutely amazed by the phenomenal support from parents and families and the incredible amount of money that has been raised through sponsorship.”

Meanwhile, youngsters in Kings Priory Middle School have been counting up the cash from their own collections.

Pupils in Year 5 and 6 participated in NSPCC workshops in January and decided to set up collection boxes around the school.

So far they have raised £237.50 for the charity.

The school supports a number of charities and good causes throughout the year as part of its role in the local, national and international community.