A local primary school has been recognised for their relentless efforts after saddling up to raise money for the NSPCC.
After receiving a regional award for over a decade of fundraising, Meadowpark School and Nursery has been recognised at the NSPCC’s Childhood Champion Awards for its annual bike ride. The NSPCC named Meadowpark as one of their ‘outstanding schools of the year’, an award given to only five schools in the UK. Each year children between the ages of two and four raise money for the NSPCC by riding their bikes trikes and scooters round a marked course on the school’s soft playground. The total raised at event varies between £700 to £900 annually.Headteacher Rajvinder Kular accepted the award at a special ceremony at Banking Hall, London and received a certificate from the Countess of Wessex, who is patron of the NSPCC. The outstanding school award was one of 12 award catagories honouring the commitment, creativity and contribution of NSPCC volunteers. The awards event also featured speeches by Peter Wanless, CEO of the NSPCC and Dame Esther Rantzen, a trustee of the charity and founder of Childline. Mrs Kular said: “'We are absolutely honoured to receive the award.. We love supporting such a worthwhile charity. Come rain or shine, our annual NSPCC bike ride has never been cancelled yet."