Thetford Grammar School pupils fund-raise to adopt baby elephants
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A class at a Thetford school has raised money to adopt four baby elephants.
Thetford Grammar School English teacher Laura Wingham asked her year-eight form if they wanted to support a charity.
Once it was decided the fund-raising should benefit The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust - an African orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program - the pupils set out to hold a bake sale.
Mrs Wingham said: 'I came in on Friday morning and the form room was heaving with cakes. Children in the school were saying: 'Keep the change'.'
The class had originally hoped to raise £40 to adopt Mbegu the elephant but raised a total of £160, so was also able to adopt Ndotto, Galla and Malima.
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'I am incredibly proud,' added Mrs Wingham. 'It was just really to raise awareness of the importance of elephants. The children can follow the elephants throughout the rest of their lives.'
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