Charity work helps earn a cherished Blue Peter badge

Date published: 13 July 2018

All 29 Year Six pupils at St Joseph's primary school in Shaw have been rewarded with individual Blue Peter badges following their unstinting work for charities.

Intrepid school deputy head Steve Hill, who darts around the world on a regular basis to take up daring charity challenges, said: "This all started at the beginning of the year when my class were asked to nominate four charities and think of fund-raising activities.

"There's been lots of events going on throughout the school year and we've raised lots of money for Dr Kershaw's, Cancer Research, the RSPCA and of course our Year Six pupil Shane Keating, who suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

"He's a little superstar and a constant inspiration to all the other pupils.

"About 10 weeks ago a letter was sent to Blue Peter, and this week each child received a letter to their home address with a badge in it.

"These children are awesome, and they've been so excited to receive their badges. It means so much to each and every one of them."

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