Wheathampstead pupils’ sleepover raises money for homeless charity

Girls at St Albans High School Prep sleeping over at school for charity.

Girls at St Albans High School Prep sleeping over at school for charity. - Credit: Archant

A group of primary school pupils had a sleepover in their school hall to raise money for the homeless.

Once everyone else had left for the weekend, 44 Year 5 girls from St Albans High School Prep in Wheathampstead stayed behind for the charity sleepover.

Each girl spent the night sleeping on a cardboard box to try to “walk a mile in a homeless person’s shoes” and to support the homeless charity Crisis.

Headmistress Judy Rowe said: “It was good for the girls to think about the difficulties that homeless people face daily. I was really pleased that they worked so hard to raise lots of money for this really important project.”

The girls raised £1,950.08 in total for the charity.

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