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Olive School pupils raise funds for NSPCC with a sponsored skipping marathon

Posted on - 2nd May, 2019 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
Jo from the NSPCC with Buddy the Speech Bubble thanked the pupils for their donation

Pupils at The Olive School, Preston raised more than £1,500 for the NSPCC in a sponsored skipping marathon.

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The children spent a day skipping across the classroom and grounds of the Primose Hill school to raise funds for the children’s charity.

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Their efforts raised £1,633.82, which will fund the equivalent of 326 phone calls to Childline, a telephone counselling service for children and young people.

Read more: How this Preston charity is growing its impact

Jo Bowker, the NSPCC’s Schools Organiser for Speak Out, Stay Safe, Lancashire, visited the school for a special assembly to thank the Olive School pupils and to collect the donation – accompanied by the charity’s mascot, Buddy the speech bubble, who encourages children to ‘Speak Out and Stay Safe’.

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Jo said: “Thanks to the hard work of all the pupils at The Olive School, Preston we will be able to reach more children than ever before.

“The enthusiasm of the children to help others is really great to see, particularly as the money they worked so hard to raise will benefit those who might not have had the positive childhood they deserve.”

Dawn Forshaw, Principal at The Olive School, Preston, said: “The children really wanted to raise money for the NSPCC and we are so proud of them for raising such a fantastic amount.

“They have really reflected our Star value of ‘Service’ by being
responsible citizens in our community’.”

The Olive School, Preston is a primary free school for pupils aged from 4 to 11 years which opened in September 2016. The school accepts new pupils each academic year since opening.

For further information on Childline visit www.childline.org.uk and on the NSPCC visit www.nspcc.org.uk.

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