Acomb Primary School have kickstarted their year of charity fundraising with a sponsored sporting event raising an impressive £3,852 for the NSPCC.

Each year, the school supports a different charity and this year have chosen the NSPCC. Emma Hobson from the charity visited the school to launch the fundraising event with a special assembly. Staff and pupils were shown how the NSPCC supports children and their families and learnt about their ‘Speak out, stay safe’ campaign.

Following the assembly, pupils from Reception to Year 6 stepped up to a variety of physical challenges including a sponsored bounce, dressed as superheroes, a ‘yogathon’ and an obstacle course.

Sue Wragg, PSHE champion and Year 2 teacher, said “We are delighted with the amount that has been raised. Each class really made the event their own and enjoyed taking part in a sponsored, physical event. The amount raised shows how well our school community and children came together to support our charity of the year.”

Lee Haynes, Headteacher, said “I am extremely proud to be able to kickstart our support of the NSPCC with this tremendous sponsored event.”

Emma Hobson, part of the NSPCC team, said “I am blown away by the amount that has been raised and really appreciate how hard the school and its community has worked.”