Creativity lets school pupils help sanctuary
Youngsters from a West Norfolk village school have been getting creative in support of their nominated charity.
Each year, Castle Acre Primary School chooses either a local, global or national charity to support through fundraising.
This year they chose PACT animal sanctuary, which has premises in Hingham.
And they got to work during the recent half-term to create their very own craft animals for a competition last Wednesday, where their work was judged against other pupils.
In total there were 35 critters entered for a £1 donation, with a winner in each year.
The winners were: Reception- Lucy Easter, Year 1- Elliot Chamberlain, Year 2- Shae Winter, Year 3- Nathaniel Howarth, Year 4-Nikola Szewc, Year 5-Etholle Holt, Year 6-Kayleigh Gagen
The winners decided through the school council that they wouldn’t have any prizes except for a certificate and that all of the money raised that day should go to PACT.
So far, the school’s efforts have raised £214.
Teacher Karen Shrimpton said: "It’s a really good scheme because children get a wider knowledge of issues in the world and how they can help.
“We did another event at Christmas where the children made hampers for the sanctuary with blankets and toys for the animals.
“They really did their research and voted for this charity, so you know they are enthusiastic about it.”
PACT rescues, rehabilitates and, where possible, rehomes, neglected, injured and abandoned animals, many of whom would otherwise face being put down.