School to undertake 27 charity challenges

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Pupils at a Sudbury primary school are set to embark on a series of challenges to make the world a better place in aid of Comic Relief.

Children from St Gregory Primary School will be undertaking 27 activities, from litter picking and tree planting to caring for the elderly, before they appear on comedian Mark Watson’s 27-hour marathon stand-up show.

Acting headteacher Daniel Woodrow said he was keen to get all year groups involved in the two-day fundraising extravaganza.

“Each class voted for two or three ideas and children have been coming up with extra ideas,” he said.

“Children are giving up a lot of their time and it has really brought out the best in them.

“Comic Relief is something that has been around for 27 years – it’s a big part of our culture.”

The two days of tasks will take place on February 26 and 27, before pupils travel to London to share what they have achieved on stage and present their fundraising total to Comic Relief.

To sponsor the pupils’ 27 acts of kindness, go to http://my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/stgregory.