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Auction will boost Hundon Primary School's goal of providing a wellbeing space for its pupils

A village primary school is aiming to raise £15,000 to provide a garden room that will be used as a wellbeing space for pupils.

Hundon Primary School has ambitions to get the space up and running within the next 12 months and, to help with the fund-raising, its Parent Teachers Association (PTA) is holding an auction, with lots of donated prizes to bid for, and games night tomorrow (Friday, May 3) at Hundon Village Hall.

Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.

Among the lots received are family vouchers for days at Jimmy’s Farm, Ickworth House, in Bury St Edmunds, and the East Anglian Railway Museum.

Hundon Primary School is fundraising forwellbeing space like this one (9489626)
Hundon Primary School is fundraising forwellbeing space like this one (9489626)

The school’s headteacher, Sharon Fitzgerald, explained more about the wellbeing room, which also links in to the school’s commitment to pastoral care, and how it would work.

She said: “It is a very compact site so space is at a premium and one of the things we are keen to do is look at every opportunity we can to use the environment that we have.

“It would be used for intervention for small groups as well as individuals with a focus on wellbeing, in particular around things like self-esteem or confidence for children who may have experienced difficulties.

“We have got a member of staff who is trained and undertakes that sort of work with them and the idea is that we a designated space for them to access.”

The PTA at the school, which has under 100 pupils, has already held a sponsored walk, the ‘Hundon Hike’ and has other plans for fund-raising.

Mrs Fitzgerald also thanked Hannah Proud and everyone at the PTA for all their efforts in organising the event.

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