Five-year-olds at Freshwaters dig deep for Philippines

freshwatersCHILDREN as young as five decided they wanted to support devastated families in the Philippines.

Pupils on the school council at Freshwaters Primary Academy, in School Lane, Harlow, made it their mission to collect money for those who are suffering as a result of the typhoon.

The school council representatives wrote letters to parents and organised a cake sale, where pupils were able to buy a plate full of cakes for £1.

The event raised a total of £240 which was deposited in the bank for the appeal by the pupils themselves.

Proud teacher Jo Ryde said: “We held an assembly to tell the children what had happened in the Philippines and they instinctively wanted to do something to help.

“We are so proud of our children. They have that compassion for others and acknowledge there is life outside of their world and outside of Harlow. They have empathy for others and a real supportive nature. They learn that from an early age with things like play leaders in school and making donations to Harlow food bank. But, this is bigger than that.”

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