Pupils wheely good way to healthy fundraising
12:02pm Sunday 22nd December 2013 in News
PUPILS at a Barry primary school have discovered new wheels and ensured cheques don’t bounce after engaging in some fun activities.
Dragon Coast Roller Skating South Wales helped organise a sponsored roller skating day at Jenner Park Primary School last month.
Tara Ivins and Sharon Eckley who are partners in the organisation and work in partnership with Barry Community First Project volunteered their services for the school.
Head teacher David Morris said: “It is wonderful to have such great support offered to the children of the school from local organisations. They have helped to create a fun time for the children which will hopefully lead to a new interest for some of them.”
A sponsored bounce for the younger children helped raise more than £500 for the school’s Charity at Home fundraiser which aims to subsidise trips and activities on their new curriculum.
Mark Ellis, of Barry Communities First, visited to see the children enjoying themselves on the skates and bouncy castle and met teacher Mrs Randall.
She said: “It’s an excellent way to raise money for the school and keep the children active, healthy and happy.”
More than 75 children and staff took part in the day’s events.
For details, call 01446 709432 or email Communitiesfirst@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk