We’re all bonkers for conkers!

Pupils from Waterloo Primary Academy have been raising money by selling conkers.  Pictured are Ashleigh Watkins, 10, Klaudia Werner, 11 and Shannen Holden, 10.
Pupils from Waterloo Primary Academy have been raising money by selling conkers. Pictured are Ashleigh Watkins, 10, Klaudia Werner, 11 and Shannen Holden, 10.
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Take that Klaudia, your conker is a goner!

Determined Ashleigh Watkins, 10, gives her schoolmate’s prize conker a right bashing as a bit of playground fun helped raise vital funds.

Pupils from Waterloo Primary Academy have been raising money by selling conkers.  Pictured are Klaudia Werner, 11 and Ashleigh Watkins, 10.

Pupils from Waterloo Primary Academy have been raising money by selling conkers. Pictured are Klaudia Werner, 11 and Ashleigh Watkins, 10.

Waterloo Primary School has being going bonkers for conkers as pupils were kept busy collecting, stringing and selling conkers all week to raise money for the school and charity.

Pupils are now running home from school, routing through leaves and bushes in a bid to find that elusive conker that will conquer all.

The conker crazy phase had led to children raising a staggering £191.50, with conkers sold for just 10p.

The money raised from the sales will be split between charity and spent on improving the nursery.

The school has already been awarded bronze and silver awards for their environmental considerations but now are looking to push on to attain the benchmark green flag status.

Efforts to make the school more environmentally friendly will not stop at selling conkers.

Teacher, Sophia White, who started the eco-drive project said: “The children have had loads of ideas on how to raise more money, they also want to raise enough money to purchase solar panels for the school.

“If they continue like they have so far in these early stages, then they maybe able to reach that target.”

Nicky McNamee, who also teaches at Waterloo Primary said: “The children are now back filling their pockets tonight as demand is high in the school for that unbeatable conker.”

Fund-raising efforts will continue over the next week with pupils at school taking to the kitchen to bake cakes and the school’s eco-team holding a ‘big clean-up’ next Tuesday around the school 
grounds.