Youngsters at a west Norfolk school were invited to express their wild sides by dressing up as animals as part of a national fundraising event to help WWF’s endangered species programmes.
Children at Howard Junior School in King’s Lynn, thanks to help from their parents, donned leopard, monkey and lion costumes, and put on the facepaint for the event.
Their school lessons on Thursday were also based around wildlife, as part of ‘Wear it Wild Day’, with youngsters able to learn about some of the species of animal that are endangered and how the conservation organisation is helping them.
Year three teacher Anna Clutterham said: “This was an event promoted by the WWF.
“The school has worked with WWF on previous fundraising projects, and because of this, the WWF approached us and asked us to make a promotional video for this event to encourage other schools to participate.
“We raised about £200 on the day. The children enjoyed it and we’re very grateful for the parents providing amazing costumes.
“There was a real community feel to the day.”
Meanwhile, the school is also taking part in the Norwich-based art event, GoGoDragons, and has designed its own GoGoDragon based on the school uniform.
Published in the EDP, 05/06/2015.