Fundraising youngsters help kit out Ipswich primary school’s new conservatory
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An Ipswich primary school’s innovative fund-raising scheme, where pupils were given £10 and tasked to grow it, has culminated in the grand opening of its new conservatory library.
Copdock Primary School challenged pupils take the bank note and multiply it to top up funds already pledged by local businesses, Ipswich rotary club, locality budgets and the parish council.
Headteacher Jo Austin said the pupils had outdone themselves, turning a £820 investment into £4,500.
“We had a big fundraising drive led by governor Martin Taylor and Mark Gladwell,” she said.
“We had the money secured to build the conservatory, the children had to raise enough to fit it out.
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“They raised the money through all sorts of things - bake sales, creating products to sell, organising discos.
“It was a real curriculum project too.
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“We didn’t realise how positive it would be and how much enthusiasm the children would have for it.”