Pupils have been taking part in a charity fundraiser and collection to help children with serious disabilities and life limiting illnesses. Caring pupils at the school spent the winter organising charitable collections and raising funds on behalf of the Buttercup Children’s Trust and Save the Children.

The young pupils led on the organisation of collections of toys, books, hats and gloves that were packed into hampers and hand-delivered to the Buttercup Children’s Trust – a charity that provides vital medical and sensory equipment, travel costs and respite care to help seriously ill children and their families.

A Christmas jumper day also helped to raise much needed funds for Save the Children and the Buttercup Children’s Trust.

The charitable work forms part of the school’s annual Festive Winter Gift Programme, which takes place across all 28 schools that are part of the multi-academy trust, Star Academies.

Dan Styles, Principal at Tong Leadership Academy, said he was proud of the way pupils at the school had worked together to make a difference. He said:

“Our pupils, families and staff have worked exceptionally hard on our charitable giving programme and we are so pleased with the outcome. As a school we think it is vital that our pupils play a part in helping to support some of the more vulnerable members of our local community. Our charitable giving programmes help us to teach our pupils the value of giving while helping some very worthwhile causes.”