Pennyhill pupils get sporty to raise money for Guide Dogs
Published on 19th July 2012
Enthusiastic children at a West Bromwich school raised over £600 for Guide Dogs by holding their own version of the Olympic triathlon.
Pupils in the reception class at Pennyhill Primary, Hollyhedge Road, ran with makeshift Olympic torches, rode their bikes and carried an egg on a spoon.
The children had learned about the challenges of being blind as part of the school's Foundation Curriculum.
Guide Dogs volunteer Madge Nightingale visited the school, along with trainee guide dog Morgan and retired guide dog Tam, to collect the cheque and meet the children.
A spokesperson for Guide Dogs said: "A big thank you to Pennyhill School for raising £606 for Guide Dogs.
"With this, they can Sponsor a Puppy @ School and the pupils will certainly enjoy following the progress of the class of three of our Guide Dog puppies as they embark on their training to become a mobility aid for a blind or partially sighted person.
"Without the generous donations we receive from our suppporters we would not be able to continue the valuable work of our charity."