School budgets are tight, so finding funds to support educational visits can be tricky … but staff and pupils of Lawns Park Primary School recently came up with a healthy and innovative way to raise funds, writes Jo Fiddes.
Children from Year 1 and 2 held a sponsored dance event, with the proceeds going towards funding their forthcoming trip to Temple Newsam.
Year 1 teacher, Zak Sandford, led the session, which lasted an hour and a half. Alongside dancing to some classic dance floor tunes, the children also created their own routines.
Rebecca Ford, headteacher at Lawns Park, said:
“The children fully embraced this challenge! Even though they were exhausted by the end of the Danceathon, they persevered, showed pride and resilience, and completed the challenge with great success.
“Parents that choose to join us were enthusiastic and encouraging as well as joining in incredibly well! Staff have been overwhelmed with the generosity of supporters.”
When all the money was collected, staff discovered that they had raised sufficient funds to pay for the Temple Newsam trip, with enough left over to put towards another visit later in the year.