Sixth Form students raise astonishing amount for their local food bank

Sixth Form students raise astonishing amount for their local food bank

By the Jill Dando News Team at The King Alfred School Academy

Sixth Form students have raised an astonishing amount for their local Food Bank.

The King Alfred School Academy (TKASA) Sixth Form in Highbridge, Somerset held their annual Raise and Give Week, also known as RAG Week. Money is still being collected but is currently £1466 and counting.

Our Jill Dando News team said: “Well done TKASA Sixth Form!”

This year RAG was to raise money for Highbridge Area Food Bank, which is The Priory Learning Trust's charity of the year.

Some brilliant activities were on offer to entertain the students at TKASA.

“Soak the Teacher”, as always, was a definite favourite. Students were given the chance to “get their own back” on their teachers and raised a whopping £100. Principal Dan Milford, teacher Nigel and more bravely volunteered to get soaked.

The students also organised a “Beat the Goalie” challenge which the Key Stage 3 students really enjoyed watching and cheering on the Sixth Formers.

The fundraising walk from Burnham to Brean Down and back again was a huge challenge.

Staff and students really pushed themselves to complete the walk, equating to 12.6 miles.

The fundraising page is still open and donations are still welcome.

Mrs Semple of TKASA said: “Local businesses within the community have been so supportive in donating prizes for the raffle, a huge thank you from the RAG Committee!

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