Board playing students raise funds for childrens charity

Board playing students raise funds for childrens charity

5th June 2015


RAISING money for charity proved to be child’s play as students put away their computers and brought out the board games.

Year 7 students at Darlington School of Mathematics and Science spent special sessions playing games the academy had been presented in an initiative to help the NSPCC.

The Really Big Board Game was part of a national project to raise awareness about the work of the NSPCC and raise much-needed funds for vulnerable children.

Assistant head teacher and head of safeguarding Caroline Kelly said: “The children loved it and had a lot of fun.

“But it was also really useful at informing them about the work of the NSPCC in helping the vulnerable and learning life skills about rules, fairness, winning and losing. It also showed them how much fun playing games with your friends and family can be.”

Lauren Naisbitt, 11, said: “Playing board games was much more sociable and better than the internet, where there is always the risk of cyber-bullying. It was also good to do something for a charity.”

Alan O’Byrne, 11, added: “It can be quite lonely playing on the internet as you are on your own so playing with your friends was great fun.”

DSMS students also staged a readathon to raise funds for the earthquake stricken people of Nepal. Both events are expected to raise hundreds of pounds.

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