Benches paid for by pupils’ efforts are stolen from Kettering school

Members of Southfield School council raised the money to fund the picnic benches at the school in Lewis Road, Kettering
Members of Southfield School council raised the money to fund the picnic benches at the school in Lewis Road, Kettering
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The headteacher of a Kettering school has spoken of her disappointment after two benches paid for thanks to the efforts of students were stolen.

The outgoing school council at Southfield School raised £3,500 over the course of a year to buy a number of resources for the school, including three picnic benches, which were unveiled earlier this month.

The money was raised via events which included discos and film nights for younger pupils.

Staff at the Lewis Road school confirmed this morning (Monday, March 31) two of the benches had been stolen at some point over the weekend.

Headteacher Julie Goswell said: “The school council are devastated to hear of the theft.

“They have worked tirelessly to raise funds and wanted to leave their mark on the school by providing the picnic benches for girls to use in years to come.
“I hope that this setback will not prevent them from getting involved in community activities in the future. The students have really appreciated the new benches in the short time that they have had them.”

The thefts have been reported to Northamptonshire Police.