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Rastrick High School hold a silver day to raise the last �1,000 towards their �10,000 target for a new minibus
Rastrick High School hold a silver day to raise the last �1,000 towards their �10,000 target for a new minibus

STUDENTS at Rastrick High School are celebrating after reaching their £10,000 target to buy a new minibus.

The final £1,000 was raised with a silver day where pupils and teachers gave a donation to wear non-uniform or silver items of clothing including head boppers, wigs and silver glasses.

The school has had a major campaign running since January as part of their silver jubilee celebrations to help them raise cash for a new bus.

But they are not getting complacent and are still trying to raise extra money so they can include a logo designed by the students, on the bus which they hope to have by September when the new term starts.

Head teacher Helen Lennie said it was also thanks to the support from local businesses and companies and the generosity of the community, the school and relatives.

“It is just wonderful because it has been a complete whole school effort and everyone has celebrated in lots of different ways,” she said.

“Every form has competed in the £25 double your money challenge which has brought in £2,000 and we have presented the forms that raised the most with an award.

“Students have had a lot of support from families and through sponsorship buying products or donating them for the challenge.

“We have had some fantastic things and wonderful support and one of the highlights is the effort that there has been, a whole school community working together.

“We wanted to fund-raise but also have some fun and we have had lots of that while carrying our silver theme throughout which has made it a little different.”

There are still some silver events taking place including a silver ball at Berties, Elland, on September 9.