Kind pupils fundraise for Australia

By Harriet Evans | Cannock | News | Published:

Kind-hearted children from a Cannock school held a fundraising day to support those affected by the Australia bush fires.

Head of school, Rebecca Scordis and nursery children at Poppyfield Academy, in Hednesford, worked together to organise the event after hearing about the devastation that has already been caused.

Rebecca said: "We were learning about forests, jungles and animals who live there. One of the children said that they are in danger because of the fires, so we started to teach them about what is happening in Australia.

"It was a great opportunity to raise money for a worthwhile fund."

Schoolchildren came dressed head to toe in Australia's colours red, white and blue in return for a donation.

The youngsters got stuck into the activities on offer including a bake sale, making footprint koalas, kangaroo flowerpots, Australian flags and singing songs.

The small school, made up of just 50 pupils, raised £181 for the WWF's Australian wildlife and nature recovery fund.

Money raised will help restore forests and damaged habitats.

Rebecca added: "It is fantastic, the children and their families here are very much about helping the community.

"We were amazed that they have gone even further than their local community and want to help people in Australia."

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at

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