When the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan earlier this year, we were all desperate to find a way to help Japan in whatever way we could. We decided to organise a fundraising event, to raise as much money as possible.
The teachers, parents and children quickly got together and organised a "Run for Japan". On Saturday XX, we all gathered at the school and began a run around the River Thames, starting and finishing at our school. Most of us ran 7km but some of us ran as far as 15km! Half the way around the route, one of the families was there to give us some water and jelly babies - just what we needed!
Then, when we arrived back at our school, loads of parents had baked cakes for us to enjoy, as well as collecting further money for our appeal.
We were so overwhelmed by the number of friends and families who sponsored us. In total, £6000 was raised, which went directly to the Save the Children appeal in Japan.
"I did the Run for Japan and raised lots of money for the people who suffered when the tsunami and earthquake hit. Some of the people in our school baked some cakes also to help Japan. Hopefully our money made a big difference."
Written by a Year 6 pupil
We even made it into the local newspaper!
Here is our Just Giving Page which we sent around to our friends to help raise money: