Leswalt Primary prove themselves to be good citizens

Murray and Andrew in P1 helped decorate the buns
Murray and Andrew in P1 helped decorate the buns

P1-4 have been cooking up a storm at Leswalt Primary raising money for Children in

Need. This terms topic is citizenship and the class were given responsibility for

planning, organising and running this year’s fundraising activities.

Iona from P4 explained that their first task was to brainstorm different ideas of how they could raise as much money as possible.

“We then had to vote for our favourite ones and the ones we chose were selling wristbands, quizzes, Pudsey buns and a teacher’s Big Maths Challenge! We also chose a champion themed come as you are day.”

The children then spilt into groups and were given responsibility for one activity.

“We had to create posters, make quizzes, calculate costs and a daily timetable to keep ourselves organised,” said Jenna from P4.

The class then had to share their plans with the whole school, so chose to launch Children in Need 2015 at assembly.

The children worked extremely hard over the next few weeks, selling out of wristbands

and received an amazing amount of orders for their Pudsey buns.

One pupil in particular (Logan P4), gave up his Saturday morning to help boost the sales of quizzes in Leswalt shop!

On the day, over 250 buns were made and delivered home to customers.

Pupils came to school dressed as a champion as the BBC theme this year is champions for change.

Nearly 100 wristbands were sold and over 100 quizzes were marked and a winner chosen.

On the day, over 250 buns were made and delivered home to customers.

The teachers also had to test their brains with a Big Maths Challenge and the losers –

Mrs Baillie and Miss Cambridge received a cream pie in the face courtesy of Gregor

Reid and Logan Wilson in front of an assembled audience of the whole school and


Mrs McKnight the organiser of all events sat smugly in the corner, as the winner of the Big Maths test.

The grand total raised on the day was £246.01 which is a fantastic amount for such a

small school.

Mrs McKnight would like to give thanks for the support from parents, Soleburn Garden Centre and Gillian and all the girls at Leswalt Store for their efforts in selling quiz sheets.

A special mention must go to the girls and boys in P1-4 who have worked their little socks off and proven themselves to be very responsible citizens!