Students serve up success

Students at the hogroast
Students at the hogroast

STUDENTS at Morpeth’s high school put together an evening of food and entertainment to support a forces charity.

Staff, governors, pupils and members of the community gathered together for the event at Morpeth Town Hall to raise money for SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association) Forces Help.

They enjoyed a hog roast catered for by Gebhards of Morpeth and Rebecca Megwa and Rebecca Cowell performed a range of songs to rapturous applause.

The evening, organised by King Edward VI School’s Student Voice Ambassadors and Student Voice Leaders, also included speeches and a raffle.

Calum Thomson, Simon Pickles, Kate Charlton, Rebecca Fisher, Philippa Goode, Robbie Morgan, Robert Hodgson, Dominic James, Angus Kirk and Joseph Thompson were highly commended at the end of the event for their efforts.

Victoria Najafi, Head of Student Voice, Leadership & Enrichment at KEVI, said: “Special thanks must also go to year 11 student Bridget Donaldson, who ensured that a number of students whom are also Morpeth Air Cadets represented their squadron and the school at the dinner.

“Thank you to Mrs Bulman who aided with the raffle, as well as to the beautiful decoration of the evening, and former KEVI teacher Mrs Delia Sykes who delivered an excellent speech.

“We’re grateful to Morpeth Lions Club, which donated £100 to the charity during the evening, and former KEVI student Jonathan Hughes, KEVI teacher Mr Reynalds and our stage crew who ensured great sound and lighting during the evening.

“We look forward to announcing the total amount raised in aid of SSAFA Forces Help and to the handover to the president of the charity, the Duchess of Northumberland.”

She also thanked all the businesses who donated to the raffle.