Pupils are hot stuff when it comes to fund-raising

Pupils queue at the Costa stall at Chantry Middle School, Morpeth.
Pupils queue at the Costa stall at Chantry Middle School, Morpeth.
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Pupils have been getting into hot water – but it’s all in a good cause.

Year 6 pupils at Chantry Middle School in Morpeth have been carrying out fund-raising in support of The Costa Foundation.

The 10 to 11-year-olds have been learning about the charity on Friday afternoons and they have become inspired by the good work carried out.

As a result, they came up with some innovative and creative ideas as they were keen to play their part in raising funds.

In order for the project to be successful, a community link with Costa Coffee on Bridge Street, Morpeth, was established, and the pupils raised more than £250.

The pinnacle of the project was having Costa Coffee go into the school to sell cakes and hot chocolates, with the backing of The Mighty Oaks charity, a regular sight in Morpeth town centre on a Saturday night.

Pupils and staff were thrilled to have Costa Coffee in school for a lunchtime and a further £280 was raised for the charity, meaning that the project overall made £530.

This project is now set to be repeated over the academic year with other groups and Chantry Middle School, Costa Coffee and The Mighty Oaks charity are looking forward to cementing their community links further.