When Year 2 pupils at Hillside Community First School had a trip to Swanage recently, they were told about the recent storm damage to the town’s pier. On return to school two pupils, Emma Harman and Emily Harriman, suggested holding a second hand book sale to raise funds for repairs to the pier.
Assistant head teacher Karen Pain said, “As a rights respecting school, we feel it is important to listen to the children’s opinions and ideas and show them it can be possible to have a positive impact on their community and wider locality.
“The children worked hard making posters, banners and bunting to advertise the event. They wrote leaflets and collected second hand books from pupils around the school and other members of the community.
“A total of £200 was raised on the day and the children and Swanage Pier Trust would like to thank everyone who contributed to the event including students from QE and parents.”