Lessons about the rainforest have led to Framfield Primary School children raising funds to help animals affected by deforestation.
Two of them held sales at home: Bella White collected more than £14 by selling dog biscuits to dog walkers going past her house and Tallulah Shteile collected more than £37 by selling eggs from chickens in her garden.
Kingfishers Class, Years 1 and 2, at the school decided to showcase some of their learning and used the opportunity to raise money to sponsor orphaned orangutans in Borneo.
First they had a stone-painting workshop with Sussex-based artist Alice Mason and painted stones with abstract patterns inspired by the artist’s work, or with rainforest animal designs. They also made tropical fruit salads.
Their creations and the fruit salads were then sold and raise £127.
Uckfield based charity International Animal Rescue visited the school to receive the donation and said they were delighted with what the children had done.
The children have now sponsored two orphaned orang-utans Joyce and Monti. These animals had previously been badly treated and kept as pets and are now being rehabilitated and taught the skills they will need to be independent.
The children will receive regular updates on their progress and re-education in Borneo.