BARKING sixth formers have shown their Christmas spirit by raising money for a number of charities.
Year 12 pupils at Eastbury Community School have raised almost £900 over the last three months.
The students were working in partnership with First Give - an organisation which helps young people to improve their communities.
The money will be split between four charities: Hilltop Aid, a local homeless charity; Purple Penguin Club, which works with children with disabilities; Sycamore Trust, which works with children with autism; and Barking food bank.
The students raised money via bake sales, volunteering, a staff versus students netball match, raffles, a movie night and charity gaming events.
First Give donated a further £1,000 to Hilltop Aid.
Councillor Evelyn Carpenter, cabinet member for educational attainment and school improvement said: “I am so proud of the young people from Eastbury Community School who have done an incredible job in raising the money for these four charities.
“The students have gained valuable experience, and developed their presentation and team work skills.”
Simon Conway, head of Eastbury Sixth Form said: “We pride ourselves at Eastbury Sixth Form on developing young people to be kind, confident leaders of the future and this programme really helps to develop the skills that the students will need once they leave us.”
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