December 12 2013 Latest news:
Lizzie Dearden, Reporter
Friday, October 25, 2013
Pupils at a Barkingside school have raised nearly £5,000 in just three weeks for a children’s charity.
Clore Tikva Primary School, in Fullwell Avenue, was inspired to support the NSPCC after a worker visited earlier this month.
Headteacher Lenna Rosenberg said every one of the school’s 420 children chipped in to sponsored PE sessions.
She added: “We couldn’t believe how much we raised - I don’t think we’ve ever got so much for any charity.
“It’s part of the school’s ethos to help charities and they do great work.”
One enterprising boy organised his own sponsored swim, which raised £100.
Corey Layton was given a certificate for his contribution on Friday, when NSPCC schools organiser Caroline Roughley gave visited to thank the school.
She gave awards to children and classes who made a special effort towards raising the £4,745.
The NSPCC aims to stop cruelty to children and runs ChildLine, a free helpline for children in need of advice.