Havant students go extra mile to help victims

HELPING Havant College students
HELPING Havant College students
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PEOPLE in Japan left homeless by the tsunami have received a boost thanks to the hard work of students.

Teenagers at Havant College have been pulling out all the stops to help victims of the disaster.

International Baccalaureate students organised a week of activities in aid of the Japan Tsunami Appeal, supported by the college’s Student Union.

They decorated the college atrium and taught origami and calligraphy to fellow students during lunch and break times.

The students demonstrated how to make paper cranes and how to write a few words in Japanese with special ink and brushes. Some Japanese students organised a cake sale, while others visited classrooms with donation boxes.

Anna Froud, an International Baccalaureate first year student, did a sponsored run from Havant to Chichester and raised £420.

In total the college raised £682.18 and this will be sent to the Japanese Red Cross.

Sylvia Wear, curriculum director of English and Modern Foreign Languages, said: ‘I’m proud of how the students took it upon themselves to fundraise for the appeal. The students displayed real empathy for what has happened.’