Fun and friendship at village school

PUBLISHED: 11:38 20 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:41 21 June 2010

The children show off some of the auctioned artwork

The children show off some of the auctioned artwork

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Over £200 raised for Save the Children

FUN and friendship were on the menu at a village school as they raised cash for charity.

Barley School are regular supporters of Save the Children’s Friendship Funday. This year they expanded the day to a community event, which included maypole dancing, a procession and crowning ceremony for the May Queen, and an auction of art produced by the pupils.

Sandra Evans, Class three teacher at the school, said: “We had a wonderful afternoon. The children enjoyed performing for their parents who, as always, were very generous with their support”

Before the event the children heard from Sue Jagelman, school governor and Save the Children speaker, how the money they raised might be used by Save the Children and had fun seeing how many of them would fit under a mosquito net. These insecticide treated nets cost just £4 each and protect children from Malaria.

In total, £230 was raised to support the work of Save the Children

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