September 2016: Success for school’s trampoline appeal

trampolineclubA SCHOOL’s trampoline appeal has been successful after two thirds of the money required was raised through donations and fundraisers.

Haslingden High School Headteacher Mark Jackson agreed to plug the funding shortfall and now the school is awaiting delivery of two new trampolines.

PE teacher Erika Wilson said: “When we held freshers’ day for the new Year 7s and they selected after school clubs we had 86 wanting to join the trampoline club.

“I took a photograph and showed the headteacher how popular it was, but we still only had two trampolines at that stage. He would look at the funding again if we raised half of the money needed.

“We had a Year 10 student Lois Hilton and her mother who took part in a half-marathon and raised £500, on our charity day the students raised £300 and we had some further donations come in.

“The trampolines cost around £8,500 and we have now raised £5,438 towards the cost.”

Mrs Wilson said she was delighted with how popular the trampoline club was and not just with girls, as last year the school’s boys’ team won second place at the national Schools’ Trampoline Championships in Wigan.

On behalf of the school she thanked everyone who has contributed towards the appeal.