Children sport lemur tails to raise money to save the species

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YOUNGSTERS at Denton Primary School have been doing their bit to help save the endangered lemurs.

Children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 recently held a ‘Lemur Day’ to raise money.

All the activities were decided on by the children themselves, who have been studying Madagascar during the spring term.

It was while learning that there are some animals nearing extinction that the pupils asked if they could raise some money.

After some discussion, the youngsters decided they would come into school wearing lemur tails, with a prize for the best in each class.

Class 1 teacher Rachel Harper said: “Children and staff wore their lemur tails with pride.”

They also sold popcorn and cakes to other children, and played bingo after school.

Meanwhile, Boots and Sainsbury’s donated some prizes, enabling the children to hold a raffle.

The £160 raised has allowed the school to ‘adopt’ four lemurs at Twycross Zoo, in Warwickshire.

Fund-raising to ‘adopt’ more lemurs continues at the school.