A group of Woodham Academy students have raised £617 for local charity Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) by holding a non-uniform day.
The year 9 tutor group were required to organise fundraising activities as part of a Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Citizenship project.
The fundraising activity was part of a bigger project where the tutor group recycled cans, designed badges and made paper flowers from recycled materials. Students also visited local primary schools to educate them about the importance of recycling on the environment.
The group chose PCP as the charities mission, to improve health, wellbeing and learning for all, fitted perfectly with the aims of the class to make positive contributions to their communities.
The students said “We wanted to give something back to the local community and PCP does so much good work in improving the quality of life of local people.”
Carol Gaskarth, PCP Chief Executive  said “A huge thank you to all the pupils and staff at Woodham Academy for organising such a fantastic fundraising day for PCP. The money raised from their Non-Uniform Day will help make a real difference.
The recycling project is a great idea, PCP are always looking for ‘green’ initiatives as part of our ISO 14001 environmental accreditation and in the last year we have increased the amount we recycle by 27%.”
The students are in the process of organising a ‘Zumbathon’ next to raise more money which will go towards PCP’s work in improving people’s health, wellbeing and quality of life.
PCP is responsible for running the Pioneering Care Centre in Newton Aycliffe and a number of outreach projects in local communities across the region.
Find out more at pcp.uk.net or follow on Twitter: @PioneeringCare and Facebook: /PCPandCentre


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