A group of Preparatory School eco-warriors held a special event to raise funds for a school project.
Rydal Penrhos’ Eco Committee organised a cake sale, with all proceeds going towards the iron framework for their animal sculpture that will be situated in the school garden once completed.
The creation has been inspired by a similar rhino sculpture within the tourist town of Betws-y-Coed and will contain plastic bottle lids to enable them to be used again following their use.
Year 5 and Reception members of the committee brought in a fantastic selection of cakes to sell, and they managed to raise a total of £143 towards their £600 target.
The committee will be holding further cake sales following the Easter break with the remaining year groups.
Any surplus funds raised will be donated to the Orangutan Appeal, which is supported by Jacha Potgieter who visited Rydal Penrhos last year and designed the rhino sculpture.
Deputy Head Alison Hind, said: “Our Eco Committee are extremely active throughout the year to raise awareness throughout the Rydal Penrhos community, and full credit goes to teacher Mrs Woodthorpe for her unrivalled passion for making the world a better place.
“Hopefully their cake sales will raise enough funds to complete the project, and everyone at Rydal Penrhos cannot wait to see it displayed in the garden.”