Throston pupils do their bit to save rhinos in Africa and Asia

Throston Grange Primary School pupils (left to right) Lilly-Mae Adams, Nicole Hunt, Anjalee Dhaliwal and Katie Willis with their posters and collection tin.
Throston Grange Primary School pupils (left to right) Lilly-Mae Adams, Nicole Hunt, Anjalee Dhaliwal and Katie Willis with their posters and collection tin.
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A LITERACY project led to a fundraising scheme for four primary school pupils who have done their bit to save endangered rhinos.

Throston Primary School Year 6 pupils Lily-Mae Adams, Anjalee Dhaliwal, Nicole Hunt and Katie Willis were learning about the various species of several animals during a recent lesson.

But after finding out about the threat to critically endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia, the youngsters set about raising awareness of the issue.

The girls did their own research at home and in the classroom to find out more about the work of the Save the Rhino Trust before designing a slideshow presentation which they showed to the whole school.

And not content with raising awareness of the issue, the four pupils then all baked a selection of tasty cupcakes and set up a stall to sell them to parents who visited the school for the recent Easter productions.

Lily-Mae, Anjalee, Nicole and Katie were delighted to raise just over £200 and have now written to the charity in an attempt to set up a date to hand over the cash.

Mark Atkinson, headteacher at the school, in Flint Walk, said: “We support various charities in school throughout the year but this was all the doing of the individual pupils.

“They did all the research themselves, designed the presentation themselves, baked the cakes and organised the cake stall and raised £202 which is fantastic.

“They used their initiative to raise both awareness and money, it was extremely kind of them and all of the teachers are very proud.

“All of the children in the school now know a lot more about the dangers posed to rhinos thanks to the work of the girls.

“Lily-Mae, Anjalee, Nicole and Katie should all be very proud of themselves.

“They leave us to start secondary school shortly and I’m sure they will go on to take part in various other charity projects.”