Fundraising pupils boost charities

ENTERPRISING students at an Ipswich primary school organised a fund raising event for not one, but two charities.

ENTERPRISING students at an Ipswich primary school organised a fundraising event for not one, but two charities.

Year Six pupils from Ravenswood Community Primary School took part in an afternoon of fun activities as part of their PSHE (Personal and Social Health Education) unit of work.

The pupils took responsibility, based on their own internet research, for choosing charities to support.

They contacted the charities, established roles within groups, and set about providing suitable stalls and activities for the rest of the school, as well as friends and family, to enjoy.

There was a wide range of stalls including a tombola, cake sale, decorating biscuits, and guess the name of the teddy and how many pencils were in the jar.

Ben Aldous, one of the Year Six pupils, said: “It was a brilliant afternoon. I didn't realise how much hard work went into organising a fundraising event. I really enjoyed every bit of it.”

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At the end of the hour, the pupils had managed to raise £320 which will be divided equally between the two chosen charities - The RSPCA at Martlesham and the NSPCC.

Vince Harvey, Key Stage Two Leader at Ravenswood Community Primary School, said: “What a fantastic achievement from our Year Six classes. We feel so proud of the children.

“Every single one of them was enthused from the outset and they were all so keen to do their bit to support these two worthwhile charities.

“The organisational skills and teamwork learnt through this activity will hopefully stay with the children for a long time."