FOLLOWING the launch of a charity project in 2014, Bexton Primary School is celebrating a successful year of fundraising, making more than £6,000 for four worthy causes.

The Ethical Enterprise project was launched a year ago, revamping the schools house point system so that each point earnt meant a small amount of money for charity.

The charities supported last year were The British Red Cross, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, Little Big Africa and Lower Moss Wood Animal Sanctuary.

The money donated to Little Big Africa built a water tank for the New Generation Primary school in Manafwa, Uganda where pupils previously had to walk a 45 minute round trip just to collect water for the school.

As a result of their generosity, Bexton Primary recently received a message from the head teacher at New Generation which said: “Thank you so much for helping us to continue making education a possibility for our children.

“Water is Life and without it our children are suffering. Please send our sincerest thanks to our friends, who are now our family, at Bexton Primary.

“It is sincerely a great thing to think of someone else across the other side of the world and take action on their part. We are very proud of what you have done for us and we will never forget your love.”

Throughout the year pupils, staff and parents have been raising money for the Ethical Enterprise Fund through cakes sales, dress down days and sales of the Bexton Choir’s Christmas CD.

Some pupils chose to make additional money at homes by earning funds for chores.

The children have also been learning in depth about each charity and the difference their work makes though cross curricular work in the classroom, assemblies and school productions. The school now hopes to repeat its initial success in 2015, supporting Nepal, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hampers for Hope and Lower Moss Wood.