Pupils from High Hazels Academy have raised almost £500 to help the homeless and those less fortunate than themselves as part of a special leadership project.
Run by the academy’s sponsor United Learning, the project sees those taking part learn and develop essential leadership skills, with a team of Year 6 children from High Hazels choosing to support the local food-bank and other charities as their theme.
Members of the wider community, as well as parents, are being asked to join in, giving dried food and toiletries or simply making a £1 donation.
The junior leaders also staged a non-uniform day at the academy today (3rd February), helping to boost their fundraising.
Commenting on the project, High Hazels’ Headteacher Mrs Maqsood-Shah said:
“We’re extremely proud of all of our children taking part in this initiative. Their aim of helping others has been clear from the outset and is a great example of a school very much at the heart of its community.”