Hundreds of pounds donated to charity

Hundreds of pounds have been donated to charity after students held a non-uniform day at Pool Academy.

The event took place on the last day of term before the Christmas break and more than £400 was raised.

Students choosing to leave their uniforms at home and instead wear something less formal donated £1 to the St Petroc’s Society.

The homeless charity works to end street homelessness in Cornwall and provide accommodation, support, advice, training and more.

Nick Hamblin, from Pool Academy, said: “We are delighted to be able support the great work that St Petroc's do in our community.

“At Pool Academy we are always looking for ways to promote good citizenship activities amongst our students and this is an ideal way for them all to make a contribution which will help others.”

Claire Meakin, Pool Academy Principal, said: “It was wonderful that we could both celebrate the end of term and help raise money for charity by holding a non-uniform day.

“I was so pleased to hear how much we managed to raise for such an important cause.”

Christiana Richardson