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Spellbrook primary school steps up to support Australian bush fire wildlife group WIRES

Pupils from a school’s 'Global Action Team' held a day of fundraising to help wildlife affected by the bush fires in Australia.

Spellbrook C of E Primary School’s 'Global Goal' this half term is climate action. Children have been learning about the effects global warming is having on the planet, ways to combat climate change and thinking how to help those who could be affected.

Teacher Jolene Green said that pupils were really worried after hearing about the catastrophic fires in Australia, which have taken a tragic toll on people and the wildlife.

This led to the team wanting to support WIRES (Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service) whose mission is to rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.

The Spellbrook action team decided to collect money in buckets in the morning before holding a charity run at the London Road school in the afternoon.

Miss Green added: “Everyone participated fully – most ran over 3k and even reception pupils ran 1k. I'm proud that the school raised £196.”

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