One child’s passion to
improve the lives of other children in the world turned into a whole
school money raising enterprise.
The whole school
community at Hethersett Infant and Nursery school took part in a fund
raising event organised and run solely by the children.
Toys, cakes, homemade
wrapping paper and works of art were all sold in each class.
The idea came from year 2
pupil, Emma Daniels, who saw a film over Christmas where animals were
deprived of access to clean water. This prompted her to research these
issues further. She felt moved to write a request letter to school to see
if staff and pupils could raise money to help. She had set up her own
small enterprise selling recycled cards to start off raising money to
Head teacher Nicola Cushion
was quick to act: “As a school we are keen to promote pupil voice, so we
took Emma’s request to class and school councils who agreed to organise
an event throughout the whole school.
Each class decided what they wanted to sell and with the help of
staff and parents the extravaganza took place.
“Every child from
Nursery to Year 2 did their bit ranging from selling, buying and
promoting. In Year 1 it has driven the curriculum for the last three
weeks. Filming adverts, organising toys and learning how to use money were
all important skills to get the sale launched,
“As a staff team we
have been delighted by the children’s enthusiasm to participate and all
money raised will go to Water Aid: the charity that Emma researched that
helps to provide clean water and better sanitation in parts of the
world,” the Head said.