Fundraising goes with a bounce

Pictured are pupils from Silkstone Primary School,taking part in a sponsored bouncy castle challenge. LtoR.Holly Elliot,Thomas Parker,Phoebe Alison,Harry Wood
Pictured are pupils from Silkstone Primary School,taking part in a sponsored bouncy castle challenge. LtoR.Holly Elliot,Thomas Parker,Phoebe Alison,Harry Wood
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Bouncing youngsters aimed high to collect cash for three good causes.

Hundreds of pupils from Silkstone Primary School, Cliff Nursery and Silkstone Pre-School took part in the sponsored bounceathon this week.

They competed to see how many jumps they could complete on the bouncy castle in one minute during the fun-packed event.

And money raised will be used to purchase a set of e-readers and complete the development of Silkstone Primary School’s new reading area.

The school and its parent teacher association worked together on the project and award-winning children’s author Emily Diamond opened the facility this month.

Tricia Skilbeck, Silkstone Primary’s headteacher, said pupils had ‘loved’ taking part in the bounceathon and that money was still rolling in.

She added: “I am absolutely delighted with the new reading area we have developed in school.

“Our aim was to create an area where children would be excited by books and inspired to read.

“We are thrilled to have achieved this goal and to see our children buzzing with excitement about reading and eagerly awaiting their next opportunity to enter our magical storyland.”

Some of the money raised will also help Silkstone Pre-school Playgroup pay for repairs to their roof as well as internal refurbishment to ‘enhance the learning environment’ for children.

Cliff Nursery joined in the fun to collect funds for the restoration of Silkstone Church roof.