When the pupils and teachers at Red Oaks Primary School raise money for one of their own don’t be shocked if they tell you to get on your bike.
Or your scooter for that matter.
The primary school managed to raise a heap of cash through a ‘sponsored wheel’ to help eight-year-old pupil Harry Flynn who has cerebral palsy. The children all did three or four laps of the playground using scooters and bikes as part of the sponsored wheel.
Year 4 pupil Harry undergoes intensive physical therapy at the Footsteps Centre near Abingdon and the funds that are being raised help pay for the three-week long intensive therapy courses.
Headteacher Rachel Surch said: “All the kids had a fantastic time. We had scooters, bikes and flickers. It was a great atmosphere.
“Harry loved every minute of it and for the children it was all about doing something for someone else.”
The idea for the Sponsored Wheel came from Harry’s Year 3 teacher Miss Wilson who saw how much a previous intensive course benefitted him. The amount raised will be announced once all the sponsorship money has been collected.