Students raise vital funds for School in a Bag
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 11:07
After months of fundraising, students from Barnes Wallis Academy donated £755 to School in a Bag this month.
Raising money for charity is a key part of everyday life at Barnes Wallis and amongst this year's causes, students chose to support School in a Bag, an international charity that provides school supplies to help vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world.
Mrs Andy, International Coordinator at Barnes Wallis Academy, commented: "Every School in a Bag includes vital school equipment, food and a water bottle, that will be appreciated by children that are most in need.
"Our Interact Club have really been the driving force behind our fundraising and they have even spent time packing school bags for children in Nepal, Equador and Syria. Each bag will have a number, so we can track the impact that they will have across the world."
Mr Lancaster, Executive Principal, added: "Students from across the academy have been undertaking lots of activities in order to raise as much money as they can for this important cause. From bag packing in supermarkets, to cake sales and non uniform days, every year group has got involved.
"I have been so impressed by the commitment that our students have shown throughout our fundraising campaign. This is a cause that everyone has really connected with."