Congratulations to Year 8 InterAct students, who have raised £244 on their successful Valentine’s Event. The students sold personalised Valentine’s gifts and sweets, which they delivered during tutor time. This would not have been possible without the support of some Year 12 students who helped to make the event a success. The money raised goes to their chosen charity Planting hope for Uganda, which supports Cornerstone’s Nursery and Primary school in Uganda. The money raised will help fund an essential Library for the school which will help to improve the chances of a better education for over 800 children.

The Year 8 students have been busy designing the layout for the new library at Cornerstones, and also helped choose the reading books, furniture and rules for the library. In total the students have now raised £2800, and their new project for 2019 will focus on raising funds for two children from Conerstones school to attend the British Council Connecting Classroom Global Happiness Conference, that will be held at The Bewdley School in November.

Mrs Newbold said ‘This is a wonderful achievement for our young people and we applaud their compassion and care for other children across the world.’