Business students at Nescot have raised £554 for The Children’s Trust charity by hosting events from a five-a-side football tournament to organising a talent show, while Computing students raised £237.
The Second Year Level 3 BTEC Diploma students were studying a module on running events, so the class decided to take the opportunity to support a local charity.
The group also baked cakes and held a competition to guess the number of sweets in a jar, while Level 1 Computing students raised £237 for the same charity this week by selling homemade Christmas cards.
“It’s been a great experience for us, because we have learnt a lot of practical things as well as improving our teamwork and communication skills,” said Level 3 student Sheena Carmichael.
“We’re going to visit The Children’s Trust to meet the staff and see how our donation will help the work they do, so we’re all really looking forward to that.”
Nescot’s Got Talent was held in the Adrian Mann Theatre on Tuesday after two rounds of auditions, with people paying £1 to come and watch the 11 students perform.
The judges included Performing Arts student Jack Binstead, Assistant Principal Barry Wastnidge, Head of Business and Travel and Tourism Carole Spicer and John Noble.
Rebecca, who performed a dance, won the competition, while singers Neil and Luke came in second and third place.
The Business students thanked the judges, technician, the students who made the banner, the Business team, Carol Sinclair, their tutor Diana and the whole Senior Management Team, including Principal Sunaina Mann.
Sheena added: “Everyone has been working really hard on this project, but it has been worth it to raise so much money for the charity. We feel really proud.”
The Tadworth-based Children’s Trust supports young people with acquired brain injuries, multiple disabilities and complex health needs.
The charity offers expert nursing and medical care, specialist education and rehabilitation, and is also involved in research and policy development.