Furry friends visit Chrishall pupils
FOUR furry friends visited Chrishall Primary School to thank pupils for their fundraising efforts. Guinea Pigs Ambrose and Peter and eight-week old kittens Marble and Sooty, who all live at Wood Green Animal Shelter in Heydon, were brought to the school b
FOUR furry friends visited Chrishall Primary School to thank pupils for their fundraising efforts.
Guinea Pigs Ambrose and Peter and eight-week old kittens Marble and Sooty, who all live at Wood Green Animal Shelter in Heydon, were brought to the school by Wood Green staff Emma Bassett and Gillian Hague.
Emma and Gillian were presented with a cheque for £359, money which has been raised by children at the school during the last year.
Teacher Janet George said: "The pupils chose Wood Green at Heydon as their charity for the year, so everything we have collected over the last three terms will go to them."
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Events included an "odd one out" day, which saw pupils and staff come into school in odd clothes.
Gillian and Emma gave a short talk on pet care, answered questions, and let the children hold and pat the animals.
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Emma said: "We're very grateful for this donation and it's good to be able to go into schools and give the children the chance to meet some of our animals."
The school has also unveiled new solar panels.
They will generate 3,300kwh of electricity each year - enough to power a school computer for 33,000 hours or to make 180,000 cups of tea.
Headteacher Lella Yates said: "We are already working hard to reduce the school's carbon footprint and switching on these rooftop solar panels will instantly boost our efforts while sending out a strong message about our commitment to helping the environment."
Funding for the panels, which cost £20,000 has been provided jointly by the Co-Operative Group and the Government.