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Lesson is inspiration for pupils' fundraising.

A HISTORY lesson inspired children to raise money for a charity that saves lives at sea.

The Year 6 youngsters at Scholes Junior and Infant School were impressed by the story of Victorian heroine Grace Darling.

She was 22 when she risked her life to at sea to rescue survivors of the shipwrecked SS Forfarshire in 1838.

The children were inspired by her story and, following a talk by a representative from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, decided to raise money for the charity.

They now help organise coffee mornings every month in Scholes Methodist church, donating all takings to the organisation.

Their fund was boosted further by their teachers, who at Christmas donated cash instead of sending cards.

A total of pounds 172 was raised by the school, which has bought four pairs of Wellington boots for lifeboat crew members.

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IN THE BANK: Back, from left: Euan Lacy, Belle Jessup , Chloe Chawner, Katie Doyle, Ellie Pearce-Bourne and, front: Joseph Myers, Shannon Conlon and Jack Lightbowen-Prescott with the cheque (PC190111Aschool-01)
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jan 24, 2011
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