SWIMMING, cakes and a non-uniform day have helped schoolchildren raise more than £1,000 for charity.
Youngsters at Clifton Primary School took on the fund-raising activities for Unicef as part of a religious education and personal, social and health education project.
Pupils in year five and six held a special assembly followed by a coffee morning, a non-uniform day for Unicef’s Day for Change and mounted a sponsored swim at Ashbourne Leisure Centre. The students cumulatively swam more than 14 miles and raised £837.50 of their grand total.
Pupil Matthew Moody, 11, wrote a report on the project. In it, he said: “Now the children at Clifton are knowledgeable about this international charity and have thoroughly enjoyed the activities they have taken part in. The staff are very proud of how hard the pupils have worked and their fund-raising achievements too – a grand total of over £1,000 for Unicef’s work.”
Headteacher, Heidi Daughtry said: “I am so proud of their fantastic achievement and the contribution this can make to the work of Unicef.”