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Red Nose Day is monster fun for youngsters at fire-hit Poole school
11:00am Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
CHILDREN at Buckholme Towers school in Poole roared with delight when Darren the Dinosaur stopped in for Comic Relief on Friday.
The eight metre tall dino, who has been touring the south with staff from Sainsbury’s store in Talbot Heath and Wareham as part of a massive fundraising campaign for Comic Relief, stopped into the school’s temporary home in Parkstone United Reformed Church to donate some supplies.
Bags of paper, pens and other stationery were delivered to the children, who are taking their lessons in the church following a devastating fire at their school in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The dinosaur crew was invited in by teaching assistant Charmian Wagstaff, who said: “They kindly agreed to come and keep the children going for the next few days with something fun. It’s also about paying it forward – just because we’re having troubles, doesn’t mean we’re not thinking about Comic Relief.”
Michelle Palmer, head of the junior school, said: “We had an assembly about it this morning, and the children were not thinking about themselves – they were thinking that they were lucky because children in other countries don’t have enough to eat.”