Pupils raise hundreds of pounds with rural ramble

Pupils from Kingscroft School, Catherington, who did a sponsored ramble for Children in Need.
Pupils from Kingscroft School, Catherington, who did a sponsored ramble for Children in Need.
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AN ENTIRE school took part in a countryside ramble to raise money for Children in Need.

Youngsters from nursery to Year 6 at Kingscourt School, Catherington, joined staff, parents and grandparents on the walk, which was held at schools across the country, and organised by the BBC’s Countryfile show.

The hour-long ramble followed a route through the school’s walled garden, around the playing fields and into nearby woods, taking in Catherington Lith nature reserve before looping back to school.

Older children walked with the younger ones and parents, grandparents and friends joined in with their children’s classes.

The children raised almost £700 for Children in Need.

Deputy headteacher Jamie Lewis said all the participants were allowed to wear their own comfortable clothes, in return for a donation to Children in Need.

He added: ‘We are very fortunate that we enjoy such a wonderful countryside setting, which we like to make the most of.

‘The school has a commitment to getting the children out into the fresh air enjoying our surroundings as often as the curriculum permits.

‘We were delighted to join in with the television programme’s nationwide rambles and thrilled with the wonderful amount raised for a charity that resonates so well with our families here at Kingscourt.’

Kingscourt, which is an independent school, is set in 20 acres of privately-owned countryside which the children make use of every day and was perfect for the fundraising ramble.

This year the aim is to raise more than £37m nation-wide for Children in Need.

To find out more about fundraising for Children in Need, whether it be holding a bake sale or ordering a fundraising kit, or simply to donate, go to bbcchildreninneed.co.uk.

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