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Aberdare primary school hits the right notes in supporting NSPCC Cymru/Wales

Cwmbach Church In Wales Primary School has raised £386 for the NSPCC after the school council chose to support the leading child protection charity.

·                     The school organised a number of fundraising activities for the NSPCC, before holding a special assembly to celebrate their achievement.

·                     The NSPCC will be returning to the RCT school for a ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ assembly.

A PRIMARY school in Aberdare has shown its support for the NSPCC by raising nearly £400 across a number of fundraising activities.

The school council at Cwmbach Church In Wales Primary chose to raise money for the leading child protection charity through various events taking place throughout the term.

After raising an amazing £386 for the NSPCC, David Anstee, the school’s headteacher, said: “The idea to raise money for the NSPCC came from the school council, which discussed supporting numerous charities.

“In the end, they opted for NSPCC as the one that they felt had the best message for children and deserved their support to help other children of their age.

“The school council designed the half term of fundraising activities. They were keen to include the whole school community, including parents and local residents.

“They organised a community bingo, while the choir sang in the local ASDA supermarket and took along some collection buckets.

“The children also held a non-uniform day, a raffle with donated prizes from local businesses and staff and a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition.”

The school celebrated their achievement with the choir performing a number of songs for Cynon Valley AM Vikki Howells.

Vikki Howells AM said: “It was great to join the fantastic fundraisers of Cwmbach CIW Primary School and to see how much they had raised for a very important cause. A generous, community spirit is at the heart of the school’s ethos.

 “I also enjoyed listening to the talented singers in the choir and meeting the school Senedd. I know they will be visiting the Senedd in Cardiff Bay very soon, and it will be a good opportunity to meet up with them again.”

The NSPCC will be returning to the school to deliver ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ assemblies and workshops for the pupils and deliver the important message of safety and speaking out about abuse.

David Anstee added:  “The message of the assembly is so important for our children and the wider community. Too often, children feel isolated, especially with regards to online bullying and trolling.

“The NSPCC has a clear message that is accessible to all children, regardless of age or ability and that is why it is so important to engage with these assemblies and workshops.”

Sara Phillips, schools organiser for South East Wales, said: “Everyone at Cwmbach should be incredibly proud of their fundraising endeavours. This will help the NSPCC continue its fight for every childhood in Wales and beyond.

“It will be great to bring Buddy back to the school for the ‘Speak Out, Stay Safe’ assemblies and workshops.”