A few weeks ago, one of our older pupil’s had the fantastic idea of doing a sponsored walk to raise money for Learning Centre funds, particuarly to buy new outdoor equipment and toys. The LC2 class planned and organised the walk in consultation with the head teacher. We used Google maps to plan our route – it was 2.5 miles from the school to the Sandbank swing park which we thought was perfect. We wrote to parents, made posters which the younger children in LC1 helped to decorate, and carried out a risk assessment.
We delivered our posters and sponsor forms to local shops and businesses and asked our family and friends to sponsor us. We looked at the forecast every day and kept our fingers crossed for good weather.
Today was a great day! We left school around 10am and got to the swing park just after 11am. This was much quicker than our teachers thought our walk would be. After we had a little play, we had our packed lunches. We ate in the Holy Loch Sailing Club who very kindly opened their Clubhouse for us. We had another little play before we got the West Coast Motors bus back to the ferry terminal. We had a short walk back to school after that.
We don’t know how much we have raised as yet but one child has raised over £300!! We hope to have all the money counted before the Summer holidays so that we can look at catalogues and choose what we want to buy!