Ringwood Junior School boys raise over £1,200 running 1,300 playground laps for Ukraine
RINGWOOD Junior School pupils ran 1,300 laps around the playground to raise money for Ukraine.
The efforts of Jack, Ben, Harrison, Leo, Oscar and Noah, all from Year 4, helped to raise over £1,200 and were praised by head teacher Sally-Ann Evans.
“I am so proud of the boys and all they have achieved,” she said. “It is always lovely when children show initiative and see through an idea that means so much to them and the wider community.
“I would like to thank them and also Mrs Cleeve who worked with me and the boys in this fundraising endeavour.
“Well done, boys – you have inspired us all!”
The boys discovered the distance between London and Kyiv was 1,300 miles so had the idea to run the number of laps to represent that.
They presented their idea in assembly and after it got a positive response, created posters and were cheered on by fellow pupils as they ran while wearing the colours of Ukraine.
To donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/oscarkops