St Albans school raises thousands of pounds for the Prince’s Trust

PUBLISHED: 17:30 25 October 2014

Pupils at Beaumont School hand over cheques totalling almost £5,000 to the Prince’s Trust

Pupils at Beaumont School hand over cheques totalling almost £5,000 to the Prince’s Trust

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Student-led support for the Prince’s Trust has seen another record-breaking summer of success for a St Albans secondary school.

Beaumont School, Oakwood Drive, has recently handed over cheques totalling almost £5,000 to the organisation which supports 13-30 year olds who are unemployed, and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.

Head of Year 9 Liz Cleverly praised pupils who raised thousands of pounds through a variety of events, including student leg waxing.

She said: “I am really proud of the fact that students in the Year 9 group managed to raise nearly £3,000 – a feat that I really did not think would happen.

“They have well and truly laid down the gauntlet for next year.”

The remainder of the £5,000 donation was provided by funds raised at sports and live music event, Rob’s Festival.

Organised by 16 and 17 year old students in conjunction with the school’s PTA, the Beaumont School Association, the event started in 2010 after Rob Williams, a former Beaumont pupil, died in a snowboarding accident in 2009.

His school friends created the festival, which includes a football tournament, to raise money for the Prince’s Trust, a charity which Rob had supported.

Funds raised are used by the Prince’s Trust to help support young people in music and IT industries with which Rob had heavy involvement throughout his career.

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