Schools brew up a storm in aid of cancer charity

St John's CE Primary Academy, Clifton, Macmillan coffee morning.'Ben Gledhill, 10, left, and Henry Pryor.
St John's CE Primary Academy, Clifton, Macmillan coffee morning.'Ben Gledhill, 10, left, and Henry Pryor.

Schools have been brewing up a storm in aid of Macmillan.

Students at William Henry Smith School, Rastrick, and St John’s Primary Academy, Clifton, held coffee mornings in aid of the charity.

Students from Learning Group Dahl at the William Henry Smith School, organised the event, serving up drinks and cakes to staff, students and visitors as well as a raffle.

Vanessa Talbot from the school in Boothroyd Lane said: “It was a huge success and they managed to raise £187,02, more than double the amount raised last year.”

On the same day there was a group of seven volunteers in school. They came to transform the therapy garden and repainted all the garden furniture, decking, planters, fences and sheds. “They did a fantastic job, it looks amazing,” said Mrs Talbot. “Another two day long challenger with a larger group from Lloyds is set to take place during the October half term. They will be working in the animal compound and nature garden.”

At St John’s in Towngate they raised £217.64 by selling both homemade and shop bought buns and cakes at the school following their harvest festival.