YOUNGSTERS at Statham Primary school in Lymm took part in a ‘100’ charity challenge to celebrate the life and legacy of Captain Sir Tom Moore, while raising much-needed funds for a local Warrington youth organisation.
Children at the school were invited to complete 100 of any activity – building 100 paper aeroplanes, a tower of 100 Lego bricks, 100 laps of the playground or completing 100-star jumps!
Pupils voted for their favourite challenges to attempt in each class. Suggestions included 100 cartwheels, 100 ‘keepy-uppies’ with a football and 100 minutes of reading or drawing. Some were able to start the challenge at school and continued at home.
All the fun took place indoors and outdoors at the end of April, helping to raise more than £100. The event was part of a national ‘100 Challenge’ initiative to celebrate what would have been Captain Tom’s 101st birthday.
Deputy headteacher Mrs Allen explained: “The children were all so moved by Captain Sir Tom’s efforts in fundraising last year. We have held many discussions in school about how he raised the profile of the NHS across the world.
“We were approached by Warrington Youth Club, who asked for our help in raising money for a Buddy Up programme. The scheme supports vulnerable young people who may have been adversely affected by COVID 19 by helping to boost independence skills, develop their resilience and enhance their emotional wellbeing.”
The children at Statham Primary felt it was important to honour such a kind and generous person and they were keen to step in to help a great local cause. Children from each class get together every term as a school council to plan their fundraising calendar.
Headteacher Mrs Rooney said: “We are so proud of them for showing their typical community spirit, kindness, effort and perseverance. This is a great initiative that the whole school was able to get behind. Well done everyone!”
For more info about Statham Primary, visit: www.statham.warrington.dbprimary.com
Statham Primary school open evening will be held this year on September 15th, 2021 from 5.30pm – 7pm.
Donate to Warrington Youth Club ‘Buddy Up’ programme by visiting www.warringtonyouthclub.co.uk