11 November 2013

Humanities students have been making chocolates, packing bags at supermarkets and even dog-sitting in a bid to raise the £10,000 they need for their trip to Italy.

The group of 38 students are on course to achieve their goal of raising £10,000 to help towards the cost of their expedition to visit Pompeii and Mt Vesuvius in November 2014.

Their coffers have been boosted with recent donations from The Christine Woodmancy Trust and Councillor Sam Davey Community Funding who have both donated cheques for £500, last year Unison also handed over a cheque for £1,000.

"We are very grateful to have received this funding from local sponsors," said Miss Hill, curriculum assistant for Humanities.

"We would also like to thank all staff, students and parents who have supported us over the past year by bringing in clothes for recycling and supporting all other activities."

The total raised is £7,800, with just four more months until the final balance has to be paid, but fundraising will continue up until October half term to help pay for resources required for the trip.

"Since January 2013 students have worked hard with fundraising activities which have included recycling clothes for cash, coin collections, review day bake sales, selling refreshments at the Talent Show and Pantomime, Friday afternoon tuck shop and organising raffles," said Miss Hill.

"They have also given up many weekends to bag pack at supermarkets. Outside school students have raised extra individual additional amounts by doing things like sponsored swims, car-washing, card and chocolate-making and even dog-sitting.

"I am very proud of the commitment that students have shown to the programme."

Tags: News: Academic Year 2013-14 Trips