Pupils raise £1,500 for charities

MORE than £1,500 has been raised for charities by pupils.

Students at Brooke Weston Academy in Corby held a mufti day and raised £1,162 for a cystic fibrosis charity and Headway, an association that deals with people affected by head injuries.

Year 8 pupil Megan McClymont collected £123 for Cancer Research by holding a sponsored silence, an idea repeated to raise £300 for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital in London.

Megan said: “I wanted to support Cancer Research for family reasons. It was quite hard to keep quiet for the whole day.

“It is the first time I have done something by myself for charity but I want to do more as I enjoyed it.”

Syan Bishop and Samantha Gill raised money for Animals in Need, a charity caring for sick, injured and abandoned animals based in Little Irchester.

Headteacher Trish Stringer said: “Their efforts demonstrate that young people can and do make a difference for causes that are especially significant to them.”