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‘Giraffle’ jollity at GSAL Juniors in aid of St Gemma’s

Thursday 15 December 2016

It was a tall order, but Junior School pupils have raised a tidy sum for charity by raffling an outsize toy giraffe.

Spot the giraffe is settling into a new home after three happy weeks roaming around the Junior School of The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) fundraising for St Gemma’s Hospice.

Inspired by the hospice’s own mascot, Gemma the giraffe, French teacher Vicky Cooke came up with the idea of a ‘giraffle’ – a prize draw to win a four foot furry friend! Whilst living in school Spot the giraffe visited all the children, aged between seven and 11, who dug deep to buy raffle tickets and raised a fantastic £406 for St Gemma’s.

Year 5 pupil Ollie was the lucky winner, and his sister Lexie, Year 3, has promised to help look after Spot in his new home.

Spot got fully involved in school life during the three week stay at GSAL Juniors, helping out in class and the school office, going to science and French lessons, doing playground duty and playing the drums. See Spot’s photo diary on our Facebook page.


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