School showcases community spirit through action day

Pupils from Horringer Court Middle are cleaning grave stones as part of their community day.
Pupils from Horringer Court Middle are cleaning grave stones as part of their community day.
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Youngsters lent a helping hand to the community when they devoted a school day to socially minded activities.

During Horringer Court Middle’s ‘In the Community Day’ on Friday, pupils in Years 7 and 8 cleaned gravestones in Bury St Edmunds Cemetery, produced artwork for West Suffolk Hospital and set up displays at Waterstones and the town’s library.

They also helped Glastonbury Court care home prepare for its fete and cooked a luncheon for members of Horringer Court Community Church.

Pupils in Years 5 and 6 took part in the annual community action event earlier this month.

Meanwhile, the school donated £506 to the House of Joshua, which supports orphaned and abandoned children in the Philippines.

Horringer Court Middle, which sponsors a child at the home, raised the money throughout the year mainly from cake sales.

n Bury St Edmunds MP David Ruffley visited County Upper School to discuss global poverty.

It follows Mr Ruffley’s invitation to the town’s schools to enter the Shape the Future competition, which gives young people the chance to submit their own proposals for post-2015 global poverty reduction to the Department for International Development. Proposals from winning schools will contribute to the new United Nations Development Goals in 2015.

n Pupils at Walsham-le-Willows Primary scored more than £800 to buy new sports equipment after holding a sponsored penalty shoot out.

n Key Stage Two children at St Edmundsbury Primary developed bug hotels using palletts and bamboo. They recently enjoyed a visit to Foxburrow Farm, in Melton, and reception class went to Banham Zoo.

n A school concert at Rougham Primary amassed funds to the tune of more than £100 for the Ashwini Trust, in Bangalore, India, which provides educational opportunities for disadvantaged children in the city.

The school has so far raised more than £500 for the charity so it can buy computers.