Cheque This Lot Out!
A middle school raised a bucket load for charity...by learning their spellings!
Hirst Park Middle School in Ashington raised a staggering £1500 for Childline, as pupils across all four year groups knuckled down and took part in the spelling initiative.
The NSPCC sponsored spellathon gave the children extra incentive to ensure one hundred percent accuracy with their spellings, making the teachers and the school as proud as punch.
Teacher Jayne Norvell's year 5 class, pictured, raised the most money out of the four year groups, and enjoyed the challenge as well as an opportunity to raise some money. She said: "The children really got stuck in and did extremely well. I was very proud that my class raised the most money, and on the whole, the school did excellently. Their spelling improved and it was all for a great cause."
One year 5 pupil added: "I liked having to get sponsored because it meant I had to learn how to spell new words and I tried hard so I got most of them right!"
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