STUDENTS HAVE A SPLASHING TIME RAISING MONEY FOR SUPPORT DOGS UK
Students in 12 Wand came up with an imaginative idea of inviting students to throw wet sponges at teachers for their ‘Ten Pound Challenge’ and in doing so raised over £132 for their chosen charity, Support Dogs UK.
Cora, in 12 Wand, said: “Amelia initially came up with the idea of sponge throwing as a bit of a joke, but we actually decided that this was something that students would love to do so we went ahead with it! Our £10 went towards the sponges and some plastic ponchos for the teachers to protect themselves with – everything else that we needed was donated by people in the tutor group. Amelia very kindly provided buckets, Freya and Emily created and put up posters to advertise the event, and many people went around their teachers to ask for volunteers for the day.
“We managed to raise £132.29, which went towards our chosen charity ‘Support Dogs UK’ – a fantastic charity that provides assistance dogs for people with autism, epilepsy and hearing, visual or motor impairments.
“We want to thank all the teachers that took part in getting soaked, particularly Miss Heslop who took on three year groups in one day, which we were so grateful for! Also, to all the students who took part and donated. Every donation was very much appreciated, and it was clear to see how much everybody was enjoying it!”