December to remember with huge fundraising and celebrations at popular school

By Kandra, Jill Dando News

A school raised hundreds of pounds in December showing their real heart as a community school.

Students at The King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge, Somerset performed Christmas carols and songs via on YouTube as part of a charity fundraising spectacular. 

TKASA also hosted their Christmas lights switch on, which marked the beginning of December and the coming of Christmas! 

They also marked the festive season on the grounds of TKASA by doing a food parcel collection for Foodbank.

Their Christmas food bank collection and twelve days of christmas videos, alongside decorations made it a December to remember.

Our Jill Dando News reporters interviewed Mrs Laura Whiteoak.

She said: “12 days of Music was held to give as real and close to the Christmas concert as we could. 

“It is really nice that students and staff could see the concert even if it’s not a live performance.”

Student Caitlin in Year 8 said: “I think everyone else who did a video for the ‘twelve days of christmas’ did it really well and I congratulate them.” 

Mrs Charles told us about Foodbank. 

She said “I was very happy to see students putting things in the trolleys every morning. We have collected 14 boxes and 3 trollies of donations so far.”

TKASA is the most popular it has been in over 25 years. It has had a brilliant few years with a raft of good news, £1.2 million of site improvements, excellent GCSE and A Level results, and a thriving Sixth Form.

It is part of The Priory Learning Trust.