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A final figure of a whopping 2500 GBP was raised by the school in 2015.

A brain wave (through a passion for South Africa) of teacher Kelly Cubitt has motivated the children from The James Oglethorpe Primary School (Upminster / Essex) to fully support our charity through a number of events.

They have come up with some wonderful ideas to help raise money for our worthy cause:

This first was to make their own design of a ‘rhino skin’, some of the entries and the top 12 can be seen here.


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The top 1 in each of the 3 age categories were awarded a ‘Poached Rhino Tee shirt’ in conjunction with Toby illustrations(see below): Rosie Anderson, age 11 won for the year 5/6 category. Chloe Taylor, age 9 won for the year 3 / 4 category.



Laurena Anderson, age 6 won for the year 1 / 2 category and was declared the overall winner of the rhino skin competition. Laurena will have her individual design painted on a one off ceramic Rhino(supplied by my rhino) more details to follow.

We thought it was so good – we published it twice.



They also held a ’bake sale’ on the 8th July, which was a huge success.


They also held a quiz night and raffle / auction on Friday 17th July – they have now raised in excess of £1500-00 for the charity, well done.

They are having a large event on Tuesday 22nd September (which is World Rhino Day) where they will be having the ‘Great Oglethorpe Bake Off’ and also a ‘special challenge’ which will be promoted through social media sites.(more details to follow).

Design turned into reality




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