Pupils pull some moves for NSPCC
Pupils hit the dance floor for a whole day in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
Godinton Primary School in Lockholt Close, Godinton Park, hosted the danceathon, with teachers and children raising money for the NSPCC.
Deputy head teacher Jill Talbot said they raised a sum of £3,781, and said the pupils had to stop what they were doing and dance on the spot each time music was played over the loudspeaker system.
She said: “We have a loudspeaker system at the school so it seemed like the perfect way to raise money and get everyone involved at the same time.
“We had 10 pieces of music which we played at random points throughout the day. It was lovely as we had the Reception class children jigging as they were washing their hands, and other classes dancing on the spot as they lined up for assembly.
“It’s the first time we have done anything like this and I’m sure we will support the NSPCC again in a similar way in the future, as it was such great fun.”
The money raised will be used on services provided by the NSPCC such as the Speak Out Stay Safe scheme, which helps children learn about different forms of abuse and more importantly where to go to get help if they need it.
The charity uses childfriendly interactive assemblies in schools with its mascot Buddy, and is presented to children from the ages of four to 11. It also provides classroom workshops to build on the safeguarding messages.
NSPCC Kent schools organiser Cathy Evans said: “We want to say a massive thank you to the pupils for raising so much money for the NSPCC.
“Godinton Primary School’s fundraising efforts will help us to continue to deliver our assemblies to many more schools.”
The Speak Out Stay Safe scheme has reached 46,000 children across schools in Kent, for more information or to book a visit, go to nspcc.org.uk
Pupils Taylor, Jasmine, Noah and Elizabeth from Godinton Primary School helped raise £3,500 for the NSPCC