Kettering pupils raise thousands for charity and new school benches

Members of Southfield School council have raised enough money to fund four new picnic benches at the Kettering school
Members of Southfield School council have raised enough money to fund four new picnic benches at the Kettering school
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A series of events held by a school’s sixth form council have raised enough money to buy four new picnic benches.

The school council at Southfield School in Lewis Road, Kettering, raised about £3,500 over the course of the year.

The benches are now being used by pupils thanks to the fundraisers, which were organised by the school council.

Meanwhile, thousands more was handed over to a variety of charities.

“We have raised this money (for the school) through a number of events,” said outgoing head girl Sophie Howlett.

“These have included a disco for the year sevens who started in September. This was held in the July before they started Southfield so they could get to know some of their peers in order to help to smooth the transition between primary and secondary school.

“We then went on to hold a Halloween disco for years seven and eight as well as a movie night for the lower school.

“These events, alongside a number of social events for the sixth form, proved to be extremely popular and enabled us to raise this money.

“As well as raising money for the school, we have also raised money for charities such as Breast Cancer, Children In Need, and a local charity called The Bridge, by organising mufti days.

“For Children In Need, as well as the usual mufti day, we also organised for students to throw sponges at some of their ‘willing’ teachers.”

“These activities meant that the council and I helped the school to raise more than £1,100 for Children In Need.”