Students have presented three large cheques following a hugely successful charity week at Felpham Community College.
The school supports numerous charities throughout the academic year but for more than 35 years, the week before February half term has been the official charity week, with the students voting to select the three charities to support.
The charity cheque presentation ceremony was held at the school last Wednesday, with representatives from Cancer Research UK, Help for Heroes and Chestnut Tree House.
Members of the student charity committee, school staff, governors and a selection of students who did various activities within charity week were also present.
Head teacher Mark Anstiss said: “Charity week at Felpham is a big tradition in the school diary. It is a fantastic opportunity for students across year groups and staff to work together and raise some money for some excellent charities.
“The presentation ceremony is a great opportunity to celebrate what we achieved and to hear from the charities what the money we raised will support.”
Staff and students always look forward to the annual charity week and the programme of events is organised by the students and co-ordinated by the sixth form charity committee.
A whole host of events take place within the week and all year groups are involved, as well as staff, governors, parents and the community.
Activities this year included the hugely popular Felpham’s Got Talent, sporting events, wet sponges thrown at staff, a sponsored dog walk and numerous edible goodies for sale, including popcorn and smoothies.
Mr Anstiss added: “Every year we run a brilliant and action-packed programme of activities and it is great to see everyone getting involved.
“We run events for charity throughout the academic year but this is the week we go all out and unite as a school to raise as much as possible.
“The students vote for who they want to support and we are always proud of the choices they make. Well done to everyone for their efforts this year.”