Osbournby pupils raise funds for victims of the Australian bush fires
Osbournby Primary School made a special effort last Monday to help raise £401.95 for the victims of the Australian fires which have ravaged the country.
The event was first introduced by the student school council on their the first week back after the Christmas break. They decided they would like the school to raise funds after seeing the horrific images on-line and on television of children, families and animals caught up in the wildfires.
With the help of the PTFA to put the idea into practice,the pupils and parents donated what they could for the worthy cause.
Karen Denton, senior administrator, said: “This is the most we’ve ever raised, this was all down to the children.”
She proudly added: “It was all the pupils’ idea after seeing the news and the fact it was their idea made is so special to the school and for them.”
Around 100 pupils contributed towards the cause, either through donations or even participating on the day. The events varied from a
non-uniform day to members of the PTFA selling cakes, having games at 20p a go, including having a go on a didgeridoo, and selling hand-made koala faces, made by the chair of the PTFA, Kate Whitelaw, made out of crochet and felt.
The school is currently deciding which Australian charity it will donate the money to, and it is looking to its twin school in Australia to help it with the funds.
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