Pupils across Kings Priory School have raised in excess of £7,000 for children’s charity the NSPCC.

The First School recently took part in a sponsored ‘Daily Mile’ fun run in aid of the NSPCC, the leading children’s charity in the UK specialising in child protection and dedicated to the fight for every childhood.

They work with families when they are going through difficult times, like overcoming mental health problems, and offer all kinds of support from helping new parents care for their baby to giving professionals the tools they need to assess neglect.

As part of the sponsored run pupils were tasked with raising as much money as they could and they even seemed to enjoy running as far as they could in their allocated 30 minutes slots.

The total that has been raised so far is £6,818.85 and this was presented to Lisa Jones – a representative of the charity – in a special assembly.

First School teacher Mrs Jenny Large, who is responsible for Chapters in the First School and helped to organise the event, said: “We have been absolutely amazed by the phenomenal support from parents and families and the incredible amount of money that has been raised through sponsorship.”

Pupils in Kings Priory Middle School have been getting involved too with their own collection boxes around school.

Year 5 and 6 pupils participated in NSPCC workshops in January and have since raised £237.50 for the charity, bringing the school’s overall total well beyond the £7,000 mark.

At Kings Priory School we support a number of charities as part of our role in the local, national and international community. It is a part of school life which is taken seriously by the whole school; both pupils and staff.