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Flintham Primary School pupils litter-pick raises money for WWF to help endangered species

Reception and pre-school children took part in a sponsored litter pick around their village and the school grounds to raise money for the WWF.

During their Around The World class topic the children from class one at Flintham Primary School spent time learning about different countries and environments around the world, finding out about endangered animals.

The children were said to be extremely passionate to dig deeper and find more information on endangered species and what they could do to help support these animals.

Children at Flintham Primary School did a litter pick to raise money for the WWF. (46424549)
Children at Flintham Primary School did a litter pick to raise money for the WWF. (46424549)

As a class, the children decided to try to raise enough money to adopt an endangered animal for a year.

Teacher Mrs Jo Sharphouse said: “The children’s passion to help and support the endangered animals was heart-warming to see.

“They were really taken aback with the fact that some animals really need our help to survive on this planet.

“During discussions we had as a class, the children came up with so many ideas to raise money, with one child suggesting that everyone should bring in their own pocket money to pool together.

“The children finally decided to take part in a sponsored litter pick around Flintham, which in turn would support the village and highlight to the children the problem that litter can cause in the environment.”

They set out on their litter-pick, waving at passers-by who commented on what a great job they were doing for the community and the environment.

Plastic bottles, cans, plastic bags and packets were found in the hedgerows and bushes.

The children raised £400.

“This was such an amazing achievement. I was so overwhelmed with how much the children and their families raised,” said Mrs Sharphouse.

“They were thrilled when they were told that we would not only be adopting one animal, but two.

“They were very proud they were able to help protect precious species around the world. With the remaining money, we are going to purchase some books linked to looking after our planet and stories addressing environmental issues.”

The children voted to adopt an elephant and a jaguar. Both are listed as needing funding urgently.

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