The plight of an orphaned elephant in Kenya sparked Bolnore Village Primary School pupils into action.
The idea to raise funds to adopt Ishaq-B was suggested by Aoife Delvaille-Walsh, a Year 4 pupil, in a school council meeting.
As part of their ‘Read all about it!’ topic, Year 4 Oak classmates decided to produce and sell newspapers to raise funds and awareness for the cause.
The sale of the newspapers made a profit of £65.25 and, together with an Enterprise Week, the school raised more than £200.
Last Wednesday, Middy content editor John Hammond visited Oak Class to talk about newspapers and journalism, judge the children’s newspapers and present awards, which also included certificates for teamwork.
John said: “I was really impressed by the huge effort and creativity shown by the children in producing their newspapers.
“The children had lots of questions and showed great interest in how the Mid Sussex Times is produced.”
Oak Class teacher Mark Newman said: “I’m really proud of what the children have achieved, their work was great and it has made a real difference for Ishaq-B.”
Ishaq-B was rescued by David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Nairobi, Kenya.
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