Salesbury children raise £500 for Xmas charity

Pupils from Salesbury School present their cheque to Rock FM's Mission Christmas Campaign.

Pupils from Salesbury School present their cheque to Rock FM's Mission Christmas Campaign.

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Entrepreneurial pupils from Salesbury CE Primary School raised more than £500 for Rock FM’s Mission Christmas Campaign.

Following a visit to School Assembly from representatives of the charity, the Junior Children set about planning a project to raise money.

The most popular idea was to make, bring in and sell items in a Christmas Market at the village school.

In less than a week, the children managed to make many Christmas items, including decorations, gifts, food and drink. Also for sale were toys and books brought from home – as well as bird feeders and giant African Snails!

The market, set in each of the five Key Stage Two classes, was a huge success.

Almost all items were sold and the children, staff and parents who attended were full of compliments for the children.

Deputy Headteacher Mr Andrew Kellington commented: “We are immensely proud of our children. From the initial idea, to the planning and holding of the Market, the children showed tremendous business and creativity skills, as well as empathy for children who are less fortunate at Christmas time.”

Following the market, two pupils from school visited Rock FM in Preston to hand over their cheque for £559 to DJ Jordan North and the Cash for Kids team at Mission Christmas.