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School pupils aim to raise £18,000 for minibus
11:30am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Local
YOUNGSTERS at a Rednal school have taken on the mammoth challenge of trying to raise £18,000 for a reconditioned minibus.
St James’ Catholic Primary School is hoping to raise the cash to allow pupils to access much more of the local area as well as venturing further afield to educational sites.
Children as well as staff got the challenge underway recently by raising more than £400 during a bag pack at Morrisons.
Future fundraising events will include school movie screenings, sponsored activities, cake sales and bring and buy sales.
A St James’ spokesman said everyone is enthusiastic, as well as optimistic, about reaching the cash target.
“School trips can be a big cost to many families these days, especially when parents have more than one child in the school,” she said.
“Having our own minibus would mean we can cut out the cost of transport and make these trips more affordable.”
“School visits can provide invaluable learning opportunities for the children and are an exciting part of the school year.
She added: "With our minibus we hope that no child has to miss out.”
The school will be donating 10 per cent of all money raised to local charities.
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