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Sixth Form Students Sing for Six Hours

A trio of singers held a musical marathon to raise more than £300 for Children in Need.

Naomi Anderson, Marybeth Douglas and Katie Goodwin came up with a more unusual fundraising activity - they could only communicate by song from the minute the school bell went on Friday to then end-of-day bell.

From selling cakes at lunchtime to taking part in revision sessions, the girls' tuneful notes could be heard throughout the day.

They even helped out in the Primary Phase, selling quiz sheets while explaining to the younger pupils what they were doing. In the end the students each wore a notice to let people know about their sponsored sing.

Naomi, whose dad collected donations from the firm where he works, sang: "Marybeth is the best because she sings anyway. I don't know how I will stop singing at the end of the day. We thought we had Connexions appointments, which would have been weird to do because we can't stop singing."

Head Boy Luke Pomfrett led the organisation of the Sixth Formers' fundraising efforts, which included cake sales, a quiz, name the bear, guess the number of sweets in a jar and a treasure hunt game.

All year 13 students took part and the Charity Committee played a key role.

Photograph by Kealey Squires.