County Upper School celebrates Charity fund raising week

A school in Bury St Edmunds is celebrating after raising more that £12,000 for a selection of Charities.

County Upper School’s annual charity week would usually see the whole school come together with a variety of events to raise money for charity.

The school said “It would have been very easy to cancel our charity activity this Christmas. However, so many charities have had a really difficult year and our school’s charity event each year is an integral part of everything
County Upper stands for”. Instead staff and students, lead by a team of 6th form students, staged events in a COVID safe way – virtually, pre-recorded or live broadcast to bubbles of students.

Vicky Neale, Head Teacher at County Upper, said “Our Sixth Form students accepted that they would
need to adapt and set about it with determination, creativity and resilience. They can be truly proud that
they made established favourites happen in COVID-safe ways and that they introduced new events to
add to the final total. Above all, they ensured that the very special spirit for which we are renowned was
evident throughout Charity 2020 and they demonstrated their leadership qualities in abundance.”

£12,305 was raised throughout the week and will go to charities, EACH, Beat and NHS Charities together.