King's Hawford

7 October

Our crafty children raise money for WWF

Tigers and lions and bears, oh my! King’s Hawford was transformed into a jungle this week, as children got crafty and creative making their very own animal masks to raise money to support World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Almost all our school children got involved with the brilliant initiative to raise money to adopt an endangered animal. WWF currently has 14 endangered animals to adopt, which also helps protect habitats around the world that animals rely on.

This week’s Masked Mayhem event, where all of the children showed off their brilliant creations – from giant leopard masks, laminated panda faces and even an elephant mask complete with a long trunk – marked the start of our major school-wide objective this year to fundraise enough money to adopt all 14 of WWF’s animals.

Our first event has raised more than £200 and this money will be put towards adopting the first animal, which the children will vote on shortly.

All of our teachers were very impressed with the creativity and flair shown by our children. A winner for each year group was picked for the best masks and Year 4 were named as the overall year group winners. Well done to everyone who got involved!

At King’s Hawford, we want all our children to understand the wider world around them and know the part they play within it. Instilling a sense of social purpose and justice within them through charitable and fundraising events like this empowers them, as they know that they are playing a part in creating a better, fairer world.