The Year 6 pupils at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School in Atherstone, North Warwickshire are thinking of those less fortunate than themselves in the run up to Easter. As the children observe Lent and one of their aims is to raise money for CAFOD which helps people overseas in unfortunate circumstances. The school normally raises money for charities in Lent by having non-uniform Fridays but this year the Year 6 children decided to be a bit more pro-active. They are holding fundraising activities in their new Y6 block every Tuesday lunch time including running a raffle, Name the Bear, Paper Plane competition, Knock Down the Can and many more. On their first Tuesday they raised £30.00 in just 30 minutes. Quite a feat- working out at £1.00 per minute.
The children showed their business skills by creating no overheads as they either donated the prizes for their stalls or they gave away tokens for House Points for the school house point system.
Y6 class teacher Niki Furlong Smith said, “The children have shown a real flair for organisation over this project plus great empathy for those less fortunate than themselves for whom they are fund raising. They have given up lots of their own time to make it a success with no complaints from any of them which makes me very proud of them!”