Pupils who took part in the sponsored danceathon with sister Carol Gannon from Lincoln County Hospital

Pupils at Bucknall Primary School
Pupils at Bucknall Primary School

Pupils at a village primary school put on their dancing shoes to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

The fundraiser took place at Bucknall Primary School, where pupils danced their way to raising £900 for the Lincoln County Hospital children’s ward after taking part in a sponsored danceathon.

The fundraising event was an idea set in motion by the school council, who also decided where the proceeds should go.

Headteacher Alison Simmons said the money raised was “a huge achievement, especially for a very small school of 41 pupils”.

The pupils have furnished the children’s ward with a variety of new equipment, including various toys and games, a television, dvds and books.

Their sponsorship money also provided arts and crafts materials.

Senior sister Carol Gannon travelled from Lincoln County Hospital to the school last Tuesday to be presented with all the gifts the school had bought.

The United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust Young People posted on their Twitter account: “Thank you so very much for the kind and generous donations.

“We are extremely grateful to all the children, parents and staff.”

The presentation followed the school’s other recent successes, including fourth place at a swimming gala and a KS1 athletics tournament.