Fundraising by a group of charitable students from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College has led to almost £800 being donated to support the good work of a local charity.

The group of students invited their classmates to attend a sing-a-long film night where popcorn was served as the hit movie ‘The Greatest Showman’ was screened in the school’s theatre. The charitable students also hosted a disco for the school’s year 7 students, which was attended by almost 100 people.

Through their fundraising the students raised an impressive £780 which has been donated to ‘Rugby Youth for Christ’ a charity who regularly work in the school delivering religious education and PSHE lessons as well as assemblies.  

In a recent assembly Rugby Youth for Christ’s director, Iain Bruce, said a huge “thank you” to the students for supporting the charity’s work. Iain added, “As a charity we do not receive any statutory funding, therefore kind gestures such as this go a long way to support we do, not just in schools but also in the wider community, and I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Avon Valley School who got behind this fundraising.”

RE teacher, Zoe O’Connor, who supported the students with their fundraising said, “These students are amazing, they were so enthusiastic and came up with some really successful ideas to support RYFC. The final figure far exceeded what we were expecting. I am very, very, proud of them!”

Alison Davies, Headteacher, said “I am very impressed with the energy shown by Miss O’Connor and the students involved in these fundraising events. Rugby Youth for Christ have worked with us for many years and we’re pleased to be able to support them.”