Ox­ley Pri­mary School pupils rais­ing cash for spe­cial Di­nosaur Day

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE -

YOUNG­STERS at Ox­ley Pri­mary School are stag­ing a spe­cial Di­nosaur Day in Novem­ber and are hop­ing Shep­shed folk can help them raise some cash to help fund the am­bi­tious project.

Teacher Danielle Palmer de­cided to book ‘A Life Long Ago’ work­shop at the school for the pupils in Key Stage 1 which will in­volve fos­sil hunt­ing and to top it off there will be a visit from an an­i­ma­tronic di­nosaur in a whole school assem­bly.

She said stag­ing the event is cost­ing £699 so in­stead of ask­ing par­ents to pay a large con­tri­bu­tion, they de­cided to see if they could raise some money to­wards the event.

“The chil­dren wrote let­ters to lo­cal busi­nesses, ex­plain­ing what they were try­ing to do and ask­ing if any would be pre­pared to sup­port them.

“Charn­wood Road fish and chip shop sent a cheque to­wards the ap­peal, the Co-op has do­nated a gift voucher and Nick Cann, the store man­ager at Shep­shed Tesco agreed to stage a week­end fund-rais­ing event, with prizes do­nated by store staff, which raised £235.

“We will also be do­ing cake sales in school to help raise money, which have so far raised £93 and our PTA is con­tribut­ing too. We are ex­tremely touched by all the re­sponses.”

If any­one would like to sup­port the Di­nosaur Day, con­tact Ox­ley Pri­mary School on 01509 502483 or by email at of­fice@ox­ley-shep­shed.le­ics.sch.uk

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