Thursday 2nd April 2009 by C. Freeman
Two Year 8 students raised more than £250 for charity after doing a sponsored silence and running a stall at RS Components. Claire Muir was sponsored by family, friends and teachers to be completely silent. Even with a day packed full of lessons, including French and trampolining, Claire managed to complete the feat and raised £120 for Comic Relief. She said: 'It was hard because I'm normally quite chatty, but I did have a little notebook to write messages in!'
Then she and Victoria Harradine, also from 8S, went to RS Components where they encouraged staff to take part in a couple of competitions, including a 'guess how many sweets in the jar' contest.
Victoria said: 'We set up a stall by the canteen and over lunchtime everyone came in. It was £1 a go for sweets in the jar and £2 a go for the other game. Everyone was friendly and we managed to raise £150 from that.' The girls pooled their funds and donated the £270 total to Comic Relief. Claire said: 'We just thought it would be nice to do something for charity so thanks to everyone who sponsored or supported us.'