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Charles Darwin School students raise £15,000 for charity

PUBLISHED: 17:19 13 September 2013 | UPDATED: 17:20 13 September 2013

Anne Adams' Everest climb raised more than £8,000 for Help for Heroes.

Anne Adams' Everest climb raised more than £8,000 for Help for Heroes.

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A Biggin Hill school has revealed it raised more than £15,000 for charity in the last academic year.

In July, Charles Darwin School’s charity shield was awarded to Year 8 students who raised around £8,500 for Help for Heroes.

As part of their efforts, they sponsored the school’s achievement co-ordinator, Anne Adams, who climbed to Mount Everest base camp.

This year the same group of students, from the school in Jail Lane, will once again support the charity and is aiming to exceed £10,000.

Louise Rees, deputy head, said: “We have again been delighted by the students’ generosity and response to fundraising this year.

“Whilst it is important for students to apply themselves to their studies, we believe it is also important for them to develop a sense of community spirit and we see fundraising as an important way of encouraging students to empathise with others and identify with social issues.”

Pupils will decide which charity each year group will support at a student council meeting next week.

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