Chichester children’s wild fundraising campaign

C111056-1 Chi Jun23 Comics phot kate''Pupils from the Lancastrian school putting their comic together.C111056-1
C111056-1 Chi Jun23 Comics phot kate''Pupils from the Lancastrian school putting their comic together.C111056-1

A group of schoolchildren have shown they are wild about animals after coming up with a fundraising campaign all by themselves.

The Year 2 pupils at Lancastrian Infant School were inspired after Oscar Carvill came into school one morning with a comic he had made.

He told teacher Laura Corbett-Wilson he wanted to sell the book to help raise money for a conservation charity which works to save the Amur leopard, of which there are only 35 left in the wild.

A group of other children were so inspired they went home and created their own comics which were sold at a mini book fair held on Tuesday after school.

Mrs Corbett-Wilson said she was very proud.

“I think they are incredible. This is not something they have covered in class, they have researched all this themselves.

“As a school we try really hard to inspire them with reading and writing and this particular group of children have really taken to this, making fact books in their own time.

“The children have the opportunity in school to write about their own interests as a context for developing their writing skills, which has helped to motivate them to write.

“Oscar has taken it a step further though and given the writing real purpose by using it to raise money for charity – we are really proud of them.”