Singathon by Exmouth school raises �2,000

NEARLY �2,000 has been raised at a singathon by Bassetts Farm Primary School Pupils for two charities.

The money will be divided equally between the Perthes Association – which researches a childhood illness affecting the hip bone – and their ‘link’ school in the Gambia.

The singathon took place in the school hall and saw a whole day of dancing and singing by pupils from foundation stage right up to year six, singing a range of songs from nursery rhymes to ABBA.

The fundraiser was the idea of the school council and head teacher Sarah Bennett said: “The school in Gambia is a long established link for which we have raised money for many years.

“This year the money will go towards buying young lambs that will be tended, bred and then sold on.

“The Perthes Association provides equipment for children with Perthes disease. We have two children in the school with Perthes and it is a charity close to our heart.

“The children worked hard to learn a range of songs. It was an amazing day, full of colour and song.

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“The children worked extremely hard and sang their hearts out.”