Students pick charity for the academic year

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STUDENTS have chosen a mental health charity to support for the next year.

Portsmouth High School’s head girl team announced that Mind will be the sixth form charity this year.

The head girl team will spearhead fundraising activities throughout the year to generate money and raise awareness of their chosen charity.

The good cause supports people who have, or are likely to develop, mental health problems. It also empowers people who experience a mental health problem to make informed choices about how they live and recover.

Trustee Jenni Ransom said: ‘We hope that this will raise awareness of this issues that mental health problems can have on people in our community, and by raising awareness, help prevent them in the future.’

Portsmouth High School’s Charity Week will take place in November. It has been running for more than 25 years and is made up of talent shows, live music events, and an annual netball match versus boys from Portsmouth Grammar School.