Year 4 children at Ashfield Park Primary School raised the amazing sum of £422.12 for the charity WaterAid, by organising and running their very own event.

Having learned in their Geography lessons what life can be like for children like them, but who just happen to be born in the third world, and that ‘5000 children a day’ die because of a lack of clean water, they simply weren’t prepared to sit on their hands and do nothing.

Headteacher, Mr Kendrick told the Ross Gazette: “These caring global citizens organised their own fundraising event in the school hall and invited the rest of the children along for fun and games.”

Entirely independently, the youngsters developed their own stalls, including guess the name of the teddy, guess the birthday of the unicorn, cakes, books and toys, basketball, super-soaker, dance competition, quiz, hair salon, nail bar and a tattoo parlour.

Mr Kendrick added: “I am always proud to be Head of this amazing school, but never more so than moments like this, when the children get stuck in and show how much they care about the world around them by being prepared to take action.

“Our Year 4s were truly an inspiration to the rest of the school today.”See this week’s paper for more stories like this, available in shops and as a Digital Edition now.