Plympton Academy students raise money for local charity

Authored by ClareG
Posted: Monday, March 9, 2020 - 14:26

Year 9 students from Plympton Academy raised nearly £700 for a Plymouth charity in just one day.

The pupils wanted to show their gratitude for the care, support and guidance that Jeremiah’s Journey gave them following a very difficult time for the year group.

Jeremiah’s Journey supports children, young people and their parents/carers when the future feels uncertain or when hope feels lost.

Tutor captains worked together to promote, advertise and collect donations across the Academy fundraiser day. The majority of money came from the school mufti day where students donated £1 to wear their own clothes to school.

Students also sold sweets, cakes and biscuits and one tutor group ran a ‘guess the number of sweets in a jar’ competition.

Head of Year 9 at Plympton Academy, Kirsty Harvey said she was incredibly proud of their achievements in raising the money. “And also with their maturity and sensitivity around grief.”

Jasmin Burton, tutor captain said; "Jeremiah's Journey really helped all of us during a difficult time and we wanted to give a little back to them."

Her fellow Year 9 student and tutor captain, Alfie Aitken agreed. "I'm pretty taken aback by the support of Jeremiah's Journey and just glad we were able to help. I designed the posters and slides to advertise our fundraiser."

Year 9 Tutor captains (left to right) Joshua Wallace, Jasmine Burton, Alfie Aitken, Eloise Trevor and Elliot Dingley with Mrs Kirsty Harvey (Head of Year 9) and Mrs Sarah Puleston (Pastoral Mentor).

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