Thousands raised for school

Glendale Middle School Year 8 pupils with some of their goods.

Glendale Middle School Year 8 pupils with some of their goods.

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Pupils at at a north Northumberland middle school worked hard to raise money at their recent summer fair.

Year 8 pupils at Glendale Community Middle School in Wooler took part in an enterprise project in their technology lessons where they had to manufacture items to sell. Having clearly worked on sales technique too, they raised £663. Years 5, 6 and 7 organised stalls and games and together raised almost £900.

The Friends of Glendale organised a raffle, bottle and tombola stall and a duck race was introduced for the first time this year. So many ducks were sold that two races had to be held on Wooler Water the following week, watched by the pupils and many families.

A grand total of £2,662 was raised which will be used to sponsor transport for school visits and also the annual activity week.

Headteacher Ruth Bull thanked all those who supported the school, as the money raised will be ‘a huge help in maintaining provision in these times of financial cutbacks in schools’.