09:00AM, Monday 04 May 2015
More than £1,175 has been raised for charity by students at St Peter’s CE Middle School in Old Windsor.
Pupils held a series of Lent Projects in the run-up to Easter, where each of the school’s houses ran activities to raise money for charities chosen by the youngsters.
These ranged from cake sales and penalty shoot-outs to human fruit machines and wet sponge throwing.
Lancaster House raised £210 for Cancer Research UK, Stuart House made £184 for the Ebola Crisis Appeal, Tudor House raised £200 for Lyme Disease Research, and £181 was achieved for Berkshire Autistic Society by students in York House.
Pupils also more than £400 for Comic Relief, taking the total to more than £1,175.
Headteacher Sharon Yardley said: “I was amazed at the enthusiasm and creativity skills that the students showed in their fundraising.
“It was heart-warming to see that they were so keen to think of other people and embrace the Christian ethos of our school in such a positive way. They truly did live up to our school motto to ‘Rise above the Ordinary’.”
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