PUPILS at Millfield Prep School have been recognised for their efforts after setting a new fundraising record in aid of the NSPCC.
Thanks to donations made at two school drama productions - Shakespeare Mash-Up performed by the Juniors and Wind in the Willows performed by Year 6 – and a non-uniform day, a cheque for £856.27 was handed over to the charity on Thursday (June 30).
This was highest total ever raised for the NSPCC by a non-sponsored school event in Somerset.
Pupils decided to raise money for the NSPCC following a ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ assembly, designed to help children identify the signs of abuse and who they can speak to.
Gemma Darby, schools service co-ordinator, visited Millfield Prep to be presented with the cheque and give a thank you assembly.
She said: “It’s amazing how much they have raised - £400 could pay for a ChildLine counsellor to answer 100 calls so £800 will help 200 children. I’ve never known so much be raised by one school in Somerset. The most important thing though is that they have learnt how to speak out and who to.”
The school was given a certificate from the charity to say thank you for their hard work.
Mrs Seal, drama, PSHE and Year 3 teacher, added: “I am very proud of the children and the money will make such a difference. After the ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ assembly you could see how much the children had learned and we have continued to use resources from the charity – such as Share Aware and the Underwear Rule.”
Year 6 pupils performed Wind in the Willows as their annual play and guests could buy refreshments in aid of the NSPCC.