Worksop: Norbridge Academy pupils raise more than £13,000 for charity in the year

Children at Norbridge Academy in Worksop have raised more than �13,000 for charity over the year
Children at Norbridge Academy in Worksop have raised more than �13,000 for charity over the year

Children from a Worksop school have completed their Year of Giving by handing over almost £13,000 to charity.

Over the last year the children, from Norbridge Academy, have taken part in a wide variety of activities including sponsored events, an entrepreneur challenge and stalls.

Each class from the school selected a charity of their choice at the start of the school year last September, before running their own activities and fund-raising initiatives throughout the year.

The local charities who have benefitted from the Year of Giving include Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Weston Park Cancer Hospital, Neurocare and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Some classes also chose charities further afield such as Dogs for the Disabled, Send a Cow and Wild Futures.

During the year the children also learnt more about their class charities and received visits and assemblies from many of the charities.

In total the classes raised £13,200 for their charities.

As part of their fund-raising for Dogs for the Disabled, the Year Six children organised and ran a school disco, which included face painting, refreshments and games.

Children from Year Three also organised a Parents vs Teachers charity football match to raise money for their class charity, Weston Park Cancer Hospital. The match was watched by more than 200 people and eventually ended in a 5-2 victory to the parents.

One of the Year Two classes ran their own monkey day to raise money for Wild Futures, which included a monkey penalty shoot-out where children were able to take part in a competition to score past a goalkeeper dressed in a monkey onesie.

The other Year Two class asked for sponsorship to support their Bounce for Bluebell Wood, where they hopped, bounced and skipped around the school field using space hoppers or bouncing basketballs.

Children from Year Four and Year Three also took part in an entrepreneur challenge, where each child was given £1 and two weeks to make as much money as possible.

One child, from year Three, used his £1 to buy four chocolate bars, and he re-invested his profits to make more than £100.