Pupils at Poplars beat credit crunch

THE school council at Poplars Primary School in Lowestoft have been making steps to beat the credit crunch after organising a bring and buy sale to raise money for their funds.

THE school council at Poplars Primary School in Lowestoft have been making steps to beat the credit crunch after organising a bring and buy sale to raise money for their funds.

Parents donated a huge amount of unwanted, but high quality goods and joined pupils in the search for bargains.

To add to the fun, many classes contributed games such as fishing and 'whack it with a racket', while there was also a tasty selection of homemade cakes.

The sensible and enthusiastic efforts of the children, who ran the stalls themselves, made it a smooth event with a real market atmosphere.

In particular, council chairman Tyla-Jo Marr, secretary Kirsty Challis and treasurer Connor-Lee Hills did a great job welcoming customers, advertising their wares and counting up the profit.

By the end of the afternoon nearly everything had sold, making more than �240, which is likely to be spent on a new wildlife garden.

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