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Sponsored Kangaroo Jump for WWF Australian Bushfire appeal
January 28, 2020

Preparatory School pupils got active to raise money and awareness as record-breaking temperatures and months of severe drought have fuelled a series of massive bushfires across Australia.

Rydal Penrhos Prep School held a sponsored Kangaroo Jump on Monday, January 28, which was held in aid of the World Wildlife Fund appeal relating to the Australian Bushfires.

Each year group from Pre-School up to Year 6 spent part of their day navigating a set up course for a specific period of time jumping like the famous animal from the southern hemisphere.

This proved to be extremely fun for all involved, with a significant amount raised for the cause.

Head Girl Fleur Roberts also managed to secure some additional funds from father Ben Roberts after jumping for ten minutes in a Kangaroo costume for an additional £50.

The fires have affected livelihoods, homes and up to one billion animals during that has left a devastating trail across the country in recent weeks.

When the fires clear, the WWF’s aim is to begin restoring what has been lost.

Their Australia appeal will help provide urgent care for injured wildlife, restore homes for koalas and plant trees that are urgently needed for habitats.

Assistant head Catherine Hughes, said: “Our caring pupils really wanted to do something to help in whatever way they could after seeing the devastating coming from the Australian Bushfires, and I would like to thank our School Council for organising and leading the event impeccably.”