YOUNGSTERS at Overleigh St Mary’s CE Primary School have been cleaning up for charity.
Year 6 pupils Olivia McNee, Alice Cousins and Frances Alcock raised £60 for IMPS (Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools) by cleaning cars for their parents and friends.
The life-saving training programme is supported by St John’s Ambulance and the children attended a course at the Countess of Chester Hospital last year.
Class teacher Leonie Williams said: “Following our visit the children were set homework to come up with a fundraising idea for the charity. There were some lovely ideas and it was great that Olivia, Alice and Frances went out and did something about it.”
IMPS co-ordinator Helen Lee added: “I am extremely proud of the children’s efforts and initiative. It costs about £20 per child to run the programme so any money is gratefully received.”
IMPS is a health education programme in Chester, Ellesmere Port, Frodsham, Helsby and Northwich which provides Year 6 children with the knowledge and skills to minimise injury, provide basic life support and take safer risks.
Helen added: “Lives have been saved in Cheshire following the training.”