Barkingside children raise nearly £5,000 in just three weeks for NSPCC

Headteacher Lenna Rosenberg, NSPCC Schools Organiser Caroline Roughley, Corey Layton from Year 5 and

Headteacher Lenna Rosenberg, NSPCC Schools Organiser Caroline Roughley, Corey Layton from Year 5 and Lauren Jeminez from Year 6. - Credit: Archant

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.”


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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.

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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.

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