THE FROEBELIAN School in Horsforth has raised an unprecedented amount for its designated charity in the first five months of the academic year.

The independent preparatory school for children aged between three and eleven is off to a flying start, with more than £2,300 raised for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Headteacher Catherine Dodds said: “I am overwhelmed by how the Froebelian family has embraced the fundraising for the charity this year - with individual and group efforts from pupils, staff, parents, friends and the PTA - we are on target for a record breaking year.”

Vickie Bowden, from YAA said: “The charity relies on donations to ensure we can continue to save lives across the region and make a difference to someone who needs our help. With a running cost of around £12,000 per day, we are incredibly grateful to each and everyone at The Froebelian School for making such a magnificent start to their fundraising year.”