PUPILS of a Wirral Primary school have raised funds to help support the training of a guide dog.
Year Three pupils from Bidston Village CE Primary School have learned about “everyday superheroes” as part of their studies, and were visited by Barney, a friendly guide dog in training.
The visit inspired them to organise fundraising activities including a bake sale of their own cakes, raising £230 to go towards Barney’s training and that of other Wirral guide dogs. The school then presented Barney and his trainer with a cheque at assembly.
Headteacher of Bidston Village CE Primary School, Mrs Lynne Hazeldine, said: “I think it is very important that children can recognise the everyday people who make a real difference in their community.
“Sponsoring a guide dog is one way of showing the children that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.”
Cllr Tony Smith, Cabinet Member for Children and Family Services, said: “Helping our young people to understand the everyday heroics performed by people in our communities is a good way of helping to promote respect for others.”