Earlier this month pupils from Silverdale Primary Academy put on their walking boots and took part in their very own ramble for charity around Silverdale Country Park.
The charity walk in Silverdale is one of many that will be hosted across the country throughout October, as thousands of people come together to take part in the annual Countryfile Ramble to raise money for BBC Children in Need. Some ramblers will even see their walk featured on an episode of the popular television programme.
In the lead up to the big event, children of all ages at Silverdale Primary Academy prepared by handing out posters in the local area, collecting sponsorship and working together with the Park Rangers to finalise their route for the ramble. The pupils also took the time to learn about the life-changing work Children in Need does and think more about how they can make a positive difference to the lives of other children.
On the day of the ramble, the pupils met at Silverdale Athletic FC and embarked on their exciting adventure around the nearby Silverdale County Park, joined by friends, family and a number of pet dogs. Overall the group walked around two miles along the gravel paths and through the fields of the park, raising £1,000 for the charity.
Encouraging pupils to think about the people and world around them, and instilling in them a desire to give back to the local and global community through events like this, is all part of the school’s commitment to deliver an Education with Character.
One pupil in Year 1 at Silverdale Primary Academy said:
“Raising money for Children in Need means helping children who have no family.”
A Year 6 pupil at the academy added:
“To me, Children in Need is about raising equality for all children so that they can feel safe.”
Lindi Nejrup, Head Teacher at Silverdale Primary Academy, said:
“Giving our pupils the opportunity to take part in events like the ramble, where they are working as a team to raise money for an important cause and taking part in a new and exciting activity out in the local countryside, is exactly what it means to provide an Education with Character.”
Ruth Barlow, Family Liaison Officer and event organiser, said:
“I am proud of all of our pupils for the effort and commitment they showed to the charity ramble, both in the weeks leading up to the event and during the walk itself. It is testament to their hard work and dedication that the ramble was such a success and raised a great amount of money for Children in Need.”