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Primary school’s events raises money for Unicef

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Westbury Leigh Primary School showed their support to Unicef by taking part in this year’s Soccer Aid fundraiser. 

The school has raised £196.20 to help change the lives of children around the world who don’t have easy access to their rights such as Article 31 – the right to relax and play and take part in a range of activities. 

The children showed their support by donating money to wear their favourite football kits and sportswear to take part in a wide range of football-themed obstacle courses. Year 6 set up these courses across the school fields and children took part during lunch time. The school also hosted a Father’s Day lunch so dads were able to take part in the fundraiser with their children. 

“It was so nice to be able to take part in different activities with my child after having such a lovely lunch cooked in the Love Leigh Diner,” said a year 4 dad. 

Year 6 pupil, Lilly-Ella, who helped set up the event said, “That was such a success, we should do things like this more often.” 

Mrs Atwill, who organised the fundraiser added, “It was so lovely to see all children from across the age ranges take part. Children were engaged, excited and enthusiastic and couldn’t wait for lunch time.”  

The school is very happy with how much they have raised during the event as for every £1 raised, the government doubles.