School leavers raise £1,000 for Legoland trip


Emma Billingham

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The entrepreneurial skills of primary school pupils led to more than £1,000 being raised for their end of term Legoland trip and party.

Cookham Dean Primary School leavers would be treated to a day out at the Windsor theme park with costs covered by the school and PTA, but funding cuts meant this was no longer possible.

So, since May half term, the year six pupils have run 10 events to raise as much money as possible to be able to pay for their own trip to Legoland as well as a big leaving party.

They have run cake and ice cream sales, made and sold their own joke books, a raffle to be the headteacher and deputy headteacher for the day, and on Monday ran a relay race the distance of a half marathon.

They smashed their initial target of £650 and now have £1,000 in the pot.

Year six teacher at the Bigfrith Lane school, Laura Kelsey, said: “The children came up with all the ideas and showed real sportsmanship and good team spirits.

“We are taking them to Legoland on July 18. They are really excited, even more with the fact that they earned it.”

The extra funds will go towards paying for the hardback end of year book for each child and to cover costs for a big leavers’ party.


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