Festive jumpers help raise cash

Students at Hipperholme Grammar School wearing Christmas jumpers to raise money for Save the Children. Pictured is Lauren Skirrow, Charlotte Stephenson and Lucy Benson
Students at Hipperholme Grammar School wearing Christmas jumpers to raise money for Save the Children. Pictured is Lauren Skirrow, Charlotte Stephenson and Lucy Benson

STUDENTS at Hipperholme Grammar school have raised £276 for Save The Children with a festive non-uniform day.

Pupils wore Christmas jumpers and other seasonal attire to raise the cash.

Head of the student council Lizzie Bell also encouraged students to eat chocolate and fill Smartie-type tubes with coins over Christmas in support of the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Christmas Chube Challenge.

The school has also performed at the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Coley Church with a song specially written by music teacher Joan Zarneh where the staff and students performed together.

Many of the school’s musicians performed vocal and instrumental solos as well as leading the readings during the service.

There was music from the brass ensemble, guitar group, saxaphone group and the newly-formed senior school chamber choir.

The collection was for the Mara Region of Tanzania which is supported by the Diocese of Wakefield.