Gosberton school children deliver gifts to care home during sponsored walk
Youngsters dropped off letters and gifts to care home residents while completing a sponsored walk.
Gosberton Academy pupils took on the challenge of walking a total of 800km to raise money for the school's Parent, Teacher and Friends Association.
Each child walked around 5km around the village and this effort was supported by a number of businesses.
During the day, youngsters stopped at Gosberton House Care Home to deliver flowers and poems to residents.
Headteacher Tom Baxter said, “It’s been a tough year and a half for many people but the people in the care homes have had a really difficult time and we wanted to do something to show our support."
"During the lockdown period, some of our keyworker children wrote to the residents and we thought we could incorporate our sponsored walk into supporting the community as well.”
The event was supported by local businesses . Lambert’s Timber, Boots (Spalding) and Omex Agriculture have all made £100 donations to the PTFA to support the organisation.
Gosberton Village Store contributed bottles of water throughout the sponsored walk to keep the children hydrated, Del Monte donated fruit bags for all children to ensure they had a healthy snack throughout the day and Gosberton Fresh Produce treated the children to an ice lolly each as a reward for completing their sponsored walk.
Mr Baxter said: “The support of the local businesses has been fantastic. The support that the PTFA has received, not only in recent weeks but over the past few years, has been something that has allowed the PTFA to continue to enhance the opportunities for all children at Gosberton Academy.”
Every child at Gosberton Academy has taken a sponsor form home and it has been agreed that the money will be spent on ensuring the school have all the necessary stationery, exercise books, resources and equipment for the new academic year.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Gosberton Academy’s PTFA were organising discos, movie nights, Christmas and Summer Fairs and Easter Egg Hunts for youngsters
Tom Baxter was full of praise for the PTFA. “They have been amazing. The events they have organised, the money they have raised. It has been great to see that money going back into the school to support all of our learners. Covid-19 has impacted some of our events but the PTFA organised Christmas and Easter Raffles and competitions.
“If anybody reading this thinks they can support Gosberton Academy and the Academy’s PTFA, please not hesitate to get in touch. The whole school community have been overwhelmed by the support shown to our sponsored walk.”
Gosberton Academy has a summer fair that is scheduled for Saturday, July 17, between 10am and 12.30pm.