To mark the centenary of outbreak of World War One, five caring pupils at Greasley Beauvale Primary School in Newthorpe, are putting their interest in a newly-acquired hobby to good use by helping a forces charity in Nottingham.
Inspired by their teacher India Marvin, youngsters Jessica Rowley, Lola Mae Caulton, Serren Turton, Libby Peters and Katie White have become proficient in origami,the Japanese art of paper folding.
During the past weeks the school pals have teamed up to make origami baskets which they have then filled with sweets and confectionery.
The finished products have then gone on sale with the proceeds going to support the ABF Soldiers Charity based in Chilwell.
By their efforts, the girls have set their sights in raising £150 for the cause, a target that was boosted by sales of the paper crafted goods at the recent Greasley Gathering where they ran a stall.
Jessica’s proud mum Diane said: “The girls’ interest in origami has given them an opportunity to support a really good cause in what is a special year in Britain’s history.”
Anyone wishing to support the girls charity efforts should contact Mrs Rowley on 07762306750.