The Rookeries Carleton Junior, Infant & Nursery School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, held an animal-themed cake sale this week to help their student council raise money to sponsor four endangered animals.
This follows a larger piece of work started by the student council inspired by the events of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). Determined to identify ways in which the school could be more sustainable, they came up with the idea to sponsor endangered animals.
Working in conjunction with the Born Free Foundation and Dorset Wildlife Trust, the animals chosen are a Pangolin, Wolf, Moon Bar, and a Brownsea Island Red Squirrel. The school reached out to the local community of parents and carers to take inspiration from The Great British Bake-off and create animal-themed masterpieces. They didn’t disappoint. Over 800 cakes were made and all to a very high standard.
Headteacher Richard Grogan, said: “We are blown away with the kindness of our school community. The way they have supported this pupil-led initiative is so heart-warming. We also have some fantastically talented parents and carers; the level of baked goods in school that I saw not only looked good but tasted even better!”
Once the money raised from the cake sale has been finalised the student council will take the next steps in their plans to sponsor the endangered animals.
Pontefract Academies Trust is a multi academy trust educating around 3,900 young people in Pontefract. For more information about Pontefract Academies Trust please visit: https://www.pontefractacademiestrust.org.uk/