Staff at a school in Arnold say they are ‘staggered’ by the amount raised by young pupils taking part in a sponsored event for Comic Relief.
Children at Ernehale Infant School organised a ‘Street Dance-a-thon’ to raise cash for the BBC charity and when staff totted up the sponsorship money, they said they could hardly believe their eyes!
Head teacher, Emma Johnson said:“The children had prepared well for the dancing event and even before we began, they had been working hard to get sponsors.
“In total we raised a staggering £2025.95 for this worthy cause, and when you consider that we only have 210 pupils, it demonstrates not only the perseverance of the pupils to complete their dances with smiles on their faces, but also their determined fundraising efforts and the outstanding generosity of the Ernehale community.
“The school’s friends, families and wider community are always great supporters of the events the children take part in, and it is something we are always grateful for. That being said, we couldn’t believe the generosity they had shown to raise money for Comic Relief!
To raise the funds Foundation children danced non-stop for 30 minutes, the Year 1’s for 45 minutes and Year 2’s for 60 minutes.
The children were taught how to street dance before the event by Laura from Premier Arts, part of the Premier Education Group, who introduced lots of new and exciting dance routines to pupils.
Emma added: “All of the staff and children want to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us in this fundraising effort.”