13th February 2017

Young Supporters

Young Supporters

Pupils in Year 5 at Menston Primary School raised a fantastic £62.70 from a bun sale at school.  We are sure everyone was happy and learned well that day!

Computer Science students at Leeds City College nominated Simon on the Streets as their charity of the year and have been holding some exciting fundraisers.  Leeds City College’s Computer Science department has introduced a ‘Charity of the Year’ initiative, to get students involved in charity and voluntary work. 

The department is working collectively to raise money for the homeless and those in need within the local community and are aiming to raise £500 across the year, through various campus activities that the 12 tutor groups are hosting, including raffles, bottle flipping and computer game challenges.

Students from the Level 3 Year 2 Computer Science BTEC Extended Diploma course organised a computer gaming event in February where competitors had the opportunity to enter into a driving competition (Gran Turismo) for a small fee.  The event raised £74 bringing the total raised for Simon on the Streets so far to £221.

Sarah Scowcroft, Deputy Head of Computer Science at Leeds City College, said: “Raising money for charity is a great way for students to make a positive impact on the local area whilst boosting their interpersonal skills. It also forms part of their personal Tutorial and Enrichment Entitlement, as we wanted to create a project that had a real life focus. It’s been a great success so far and we’re looking forward to seeing the students’ innovative and creative thinking come to the fore.”

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the students who have participated.

 

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