Pupils and staff at St John’s Infant and Nursery School in Radlett are trying to raise vital funds to replenish its learning resources.
The school’s income has seen a dramatic fall due COVID, a reduction/loss in nursery top-up fees, lettings and the PFA events such as the sponsored bounce and the Summer Fair, all of which contribute to the school’s ability to provide the best resources and provisions for its children.
A school spokesperson said: “Without this much needed source of revenue we will be unable to continue to provide the high quality of education and specialist opportunities we have prided ourselves on. We urgently need your help to plug this hole in our budget. Thank you so much for taking the time to donate.”
As it’s the school’s 56th anniversary this year, all of the fundraising challenges being taken on have a number 56 theme.
A few of the children in the Acorns Nursery class (aged three to four) took on a 5km walk, which is a long way for their little legs. The walkers were Izzy C, Gilad, Frankie, Penelope, Darcey H and her brother William, Beth, Auden and his sister Nancy, Sienna and Stella.
They managed to raise well over £1,000. You can still sponsor them directly at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/ACorns5Kchallenge
Darcey and William (pictured) also hosted a Bake Sale on their driveway, while Jake, six, planned on walking 56km throughout July. You can sponsor him directly at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/Jakewalking56kforStJohns
Hailey, six, is playing 56 songs to raise money for the school – go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/Haileys56SongsChallenge to see her songs so far.
Mrs Perry, a teaching assistant at the school, ran 56km in 56 hours last month while teacher Miss Cooper made water bottles and pouches to raise money.
To donate to the school’s central fundraising page, go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=56Kfor56Y