Wii to reward children’s charity drive

12-210     Sarah Lambley of the NSPCC surrounded by pupils of Dundale School, Tring who organised money collection.   Also in the photograph is teacher Anne Bryant who oversaw the project.
12-210 Sarah Lambley of the NSPCC surrounded by pupils of Dundale School, Tring who organised money collection. Also in the photograph is teacher Anne Bryant who oversaw the project.

A HEADTEACHER will reward his school’s charity efforts by buying them a new games console.

Allan Lowe was so impressed with the pupils’ fundraising – which included using a Nintendo Wii to improve fitness – that he has decided to keep one at Dundale School permanently.

He said: “It keeps them fit and is fun for them as well.”

The children were visited by NSPCC representatives on Friday to give them certificates for the work they did last month.

Mr Lowe said: “As part of our work in the community, we invited the charity to work with the children to raise fitness with the idea it would be nice to tie that into a leap year theme, so we had a leapathon.”

The pupils raised around £3,200 for the cause.

Mr Lowe added: “I have been informed by the NSPCC that our 76 per cent participation rate was higher than most other schools in Herts.

“It was an excellent uptake by the children for that and we are really happy.”

Meanwhile, Bishop Wood School held a sponsored Olympics workout on Wednesday, February 29.

They have so far raised £2,400 but more money is coming in.

NSPCC schools co-ordinator for Herts Sarah Lambley said: “It is just great that young people want to help out other young people and hopefully recognise the vital work of ChildLine.

“I’m just delighted both schools have raised a tremendous amount of money and should be really proud of themselves.”