09:25AM, Thursday 04 June 2015
A silent auction held by pupils from an Old Windsor school helped raise more than £4,000 towards the victims of the recent Nepal earthquake.
Budding artists and staff from St John’s Beaumont School, in Priest Hill, played their part in the fundraising effort by painting pictures for an art exhibition organised by the school’s director of art, Ian McKillop, last week.
Parents then had a chance to bid on the artwork at a silent auction.
Pupils from the middle school made Nepalese prayer flags in memory of the thousands of people who died.
And the younger boys in the schools pre-prep year groups also dug deep into their pockets, tracing the aid route from the UK to Nepal in coins on a giant map in the school playground.
Giles Delaney, headteacher at St John’s Beaumont School, said: “The school would like to thank all members of its community for their tremendous generosity.”
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