6:40pm Thursday 17th November 2011
By Emma Dunn
WEEKS of hard work and planning by pupils at Tregoze Primary School created a fair that took children and parents on a trip back in time.
The pupils organised a Second World War-themed fair to raise funds for Help for Heroes, which saw guests buying ration books on the gate instead of tickets.
The children chose to raise funds for the charity after interviewing a member of the Korean Veterans, an ex-paratrooper, an RAF serviceman and a Royal Navy reserve in September alongside two other primary schools.
Helen Swanson, Tregoze Primary School headteacher, said: “The money we raise and the money from the two other schools goes to Help for Heroes.
“It was quite interesting, it was a decision made by the children because they were studying the Second World War – it all linked in together.”
Guests used their ration books to buy items at the event, which included homemade cakes, tea and coffee.
The children were inspired to design the event after Year Six put the servicemen in the hot-seat as part of an event organised in partnership with computer specialists Intel, based at Piper’s Way.
They were joined by children from Mountford Manor and Drove Primary School for the interviews, and all schools agreed that they would create their own events to raise funds for the charity.
“The day was about preparing presentations, carrying out interviews and taking on all those roles,” said Helen.
“After the interviews the children came up with an idea for a charitable event in their school.”
The children chose to plan the event at Tregoze yesterday.
Help for Heroes funds both capital projects and provides individual support in conjunction with delivery charities such as ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity, or Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
They help the wounded and their families on the road to recovery from operations and through their future life by funding services and facilities.
To donate to Help for Heroes visit the website at www.helpforheroes.org.uk.
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