Leventhorpe sixth-formers raise £6,500 for three charities
Year 13 enterprise students at Leventhorpe School have raised more than £6,500 for three good causes.
The youngsters organised a week-long programme of events to generate the cash for Mind in West Essex, Herts Young Homeless and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.
Spokeswoman for the Cambridge Road school in Sawbridgeworth, Louise Robinson, said: “Congratulations to Ben Arrowsmith, Molly Forbes, Zach Fussell, Mia Hirons, Aziz Hussein, Harry Hutley and Olivia Purdie, supported by other sixth form students and members of staff, for their fantastic efforts in making the week such a resounding success.
“Charity week is just one example of Leventhorpe at its best. There was a wonderful buzz of excitement around the school during the week, which provided many opportunities for students and staff to come together, have fun and raise money for deserving causes.”
One highlight was teacher sponging – Louise said students showed real energy and enthusiasm in throwing soaked sponges, water buckets and hoses of ice-cold water at teachers, including head Malcolm White, on a chilly November day.