Feet put forward

Year 8 students who presented the cheques with Becky Staden and Phil Dodds, plus the cheque already waiting for the NSPCC.
Year 8 students who presented the cheques with Becky Staden and Phil Dodds, plus the cheque already waiting for the NSPCC.

PUPILS put their foot forward and pulled in more than £3,000 for three charities.

The year 8 pupils of Highfields School took part in a sponsored walk which took them up to Riber and on to Lea Bridge, along the Nightingale Arm of the Cromford Canal to High Peak Junction. From there they passed through the grounds of Willersley Castle to Matlock Bath before returning to the school.

The money raised through the trek was split between Sheffield Children’s Hospital, NSPCC and Cancer Research UK.

The youngsters had nominated the causes for personal reasons, including the loss of a teacher earlier this year after a seven-year battle against cancer.

Year eight headteacher, Mike Basford, said: “The students had all made a great effort to obtain as many sponsors as possible and it was a fantastic achievement.”