Pupils play starring role in North Cerney Primary School's fundraiser video
IT WOULD be hard to resist the pleas of three angelic-looking youngsters shouting "please give us your money."
But that is exactly what a new video, launched by North Cerney Primary School, is going for.
The school needs to raise £75,000 before the end of this month to help pay for a desperately-needed assembly hall, which is estimated to cost £150,000 in total.
Currently, the school’s 60 pupils have to eat lunch in their classrooms and trundle down to the local village hall for PE classes because there is not enough hall space.
Last week a North Cerney Big Project launch event was held. During the night a video, which was created by former pupil Laura Rettie and stars pupils from the school, was shown to explain the project.
Lord and Lady Bathurst, Cotswold district councillor Paul Hodgkinson and dozens of parents, staff and local residents all attended the event to show their support.
Jenny Forde, committee member with the new North Cerney Big Project charity group and mother of two children at the school, told the crowd: "I was raised by this community, and I care deeply about the future of this school. Just because we’re small doesn’t mean that each and every one of our children shouldn't get the education they deserve."
Laura Rettie, of Loz Media, said she jumped at the chance to make a video and create a website to help raise awareness of the project.
"I attended North Cerney Primary School and have incredibly fond memories of my time there,” she said.
“My nieces currently attend the school and at the time of his death, my father was also caretaker there. My heart and soul remains with that school and always will. I wouldn't be the person I am today if it wasn't for that school"
Find out about upcoming events, donate and view the video at northcerneybigproject.com