A school in Bushey has raised over a thousand pounds for a children’s charity that aim to protect children and prevent abuse.
St Margaret’s School managed to raise £1,334.71 for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC).
The NSPCC protect the children today and prevent the abuse of tomorrow.
Their motto on their website reads: “Child abuse is preventable, not inevitable. That’s why, every day, we work to protect children, prevent abuse and make child abuse a thing of the past.”
The money was raised from the ‘Big Bounce’ that the pupils and staff took part in last month.
A spokesperson for St Margaret’s School said: “We were delighted to support the NSPCC again this year. Through the workshops held at the school, the children were all reminded of the importance of speaking out and sharing their concerns or anxieties.
“They also recognise how important it is for them to have a trusted adult to talk to. To raise funds, we held a ‘Big Bounce’, with at least one child, or teacher, bouncing on a trampoline for every single second between 8:30am and 3:30pm. It was great fun for all.”
Rachel Burrage, NSPCC Schools Service Area Coordinator for Hertfordshire, said: “Speak Out, Stay Safe is about preventing abuse by giving children the tools to recognise it from an early age and highlighting who they can talk to safely.
“It’s fantastic to have the support of St Margaret’s School and we can’t thank the pupils and family enough for fundraising for us through Buddy’s Big Workout. The funds they have raised will go a long way towards helping us reach more children in the area.”