Terrington St Clement school staff go into stocks to help fund new crossing

Wendy Williams green hat and Tina Smith yellow hat are going in the stocks to raise money for a crossing ANL-150720-144921009
Wendy Williams green hat and Tina Smith yellow hat are going in the stocks to raise money for a crossing ANL-150720-144921009
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A village school has stepped up its campaign for a crossing by giving two of its staff a soaking in the stocks.

Pupils took their aim at Wendy Williams and Tina Smith during the fundraiser at the St Clements Community School in Terrington St Clement on Monday.

Wendy Williams green hat and Tina Smith yellow hat are going in the stocks to raise money for a crossing.'Nursery and Reception Class throwing sponges ANL-150720-144958009

Wendy Williams green hat and Tina Smith yellow hat are going in the stocks to raise money for a crossing.'Nursery and Reception Class throwing sponges ANL-150720-144958009

The event was the first to be held in support of the campaign to finance a new crossing point on Churchgate Way, close to both the community school and St Clement’s High School.

A petition calling for improved safety measures on the road was launched in May, in the same week that a bus was involved in a collision with a parked car.

But, despite support from local MP Henry Bellingham and community leaders, Norfolk County Council has said it cannot finance the project because of a lack of funding and a low accident record.

Earlier this month, headteacher Liz Hackett revealed that the school would look at whether it could commit any money from its budgets towards the campaign.

Wendy Williams green hat and Tina Smith yellow hat are going in the stocks to raise money for a crossing ANL-150720-145010009

Wendy Williams green hat and Tina Smith yellow hat are going in the stocks to raise money for a crossing ANL-150720-145010009

She said: “We need to prove to the county council that we mean business.

“It’s no good always being want, want, want. We’ve got to be prepared to show we’re going to put money into the crossing.

“The parents are prepared to get behind us.”

Miss Hackett praised teaching assistant Mrs Williams and cover supervisor Mrs Smith for braving the barrage of wet sponges, which is expected to have raised at least £370 for the campaign.

She said: “They came up with the idea and volunteered. They’re good sports.”

Further fundraisers are also being planned for later in the year.

The school is currently in discussions about holding a tug of war competition between teams representing the police and fire services. It is hoped that will take place this autumn.