Pupils bring favourite sport stars to life

PUPIL Bethany Clark
PUPIL Bethany Clark

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PUPILS at Portsmouth’s Charles Dickens Junior School brought their favourite athletes to life by making their faces out of recyclable materials.

As well as getting creative, students were taught the importance of recycling by employees from Portsmouth Business School, which is part of the University of Portsmouth, and telecommunications firm Arqiva.

Youngsters also took part in sports activities as part of the event, which was held as part of Give and Gain Day.

Give and Gain Day, sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group plc, gives employees from across the world the chance to be volunteers in the community.

Pat Smith, area manager at business in the community, said: ‘This activity is a fantastic example of how young pupils can be inspired by undertaking fun and creative activities with business employees.

‘The volunteers provide fantastic role models for pupils and allow them to explore the world of work at the same time.

‘The activities support pupils in so many ways.

The businesses involved also benefit through developing their employees skill set, by putting them in an environment outside of their usual working environment.’