Casterton Business and Enterprise College pupils raise £160 to help our heroes

From left, back, Katie Sharman, 12, Tim Berridge, 15, Jack Fletcher, 13, Jack Bailey, 15, and Ben Saunders, 16. Front, Charlie Jeynes, 13, Harry Briggs, 11, and Libby Knowles, 11
From left, back, Katie Sharman, 12, Tim Berridge, 15, Jack Fletcher, 13, Jack Bailey, 15, and Ben Saunders, 16. Front, Charlie Jeynes, 13, Harry Briggs, 11, and Libby Knowles, 11
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CHARITABLE pupils put themselves through their paces to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Teenagers at Casterton Business and Enterprise College raised £160 for the charity in just one week.

The events included a “cakes, cookies and candy” stall, guess how many sweet in the jar, a sponsored sail at Rutland Water, fixing pot holes for neighbours and other inventive ideas.

Three pupils, James Pearce, 13, Tim Berridge, 15, and Jack Dalby, also 15, decided to brave the cold and cycle around Rutland Water together. After a couple of setbacks they all got round safely and raised a collective £69.

The climax of the week came when students Ben Saunders, 16, and Jack Bailey, 15, had their legs waxed.

Tutor Debra Scott said: “I am so proud of how motivated they all are.

“I know I can always count on them when the next crisis is brought to our attention, whether it is war, famine, disaster, animal conservation or helping those less fortunate than ourselves, they have raised money for it all.”