Inspirational pupil starts up new children’s charity
An inspirational pupil at Winchester House School in Brackley has created a new charity to raise money for children suffering from specific learning difficulties (SLD).
Year Six pupil Joseph Macintosh, ten, has launched ‘Beat Dys’ and presented his ideas to his classmates at an assembly last week before staff and pupils raised more than £500 at a fundraising day.
Joseph said: “I am totally amazed by the response, it is already far bigger and better than I had anticipated.
“I am determined to make the charity work and get even more money to benefit children who have similar needs but are less fortunate than me.”
The assembly was used to explain how one in five people are affected by some sort of SLD, including Leonardo daVinci and Pablo Picasso, and it is hoped the school will spread funds raised by the charity to children who need help in the community.
Mark Seymour, headteacher, said: “This is an extraordinary example of initiative and leadership in one so young that has been whole-heartedly embraced by the whole school community.
“It was staggering to see the positive response, with some pupils giving far more than the minimum donation of £1 because they knew it was such a great cause.”
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