PUPILS at a Rastrick school got into the festive spirit for charity.
Rastrick High School students donned festive jumpers – and they even persuaded headteacher Helen Lennie to put on a Rudolph jumper.
Year 9 Design and Technology Textile students organised the fundraiser in aid of the Prince’s Trust, and raised £500.
Dubbed ‘Santa’s Little Helpers’, they have been making and selling the jumpers to raise money for the charity formed by Prince Charles to improve the lives and future opportunities for young people.
Sarah Cove, design and technology teacher said: “I’m immensely proud of the hard work and creativity they have put into this project.
“The teamwork shown in the class for the past few months has been amazing and I am delighted at how well they have risen to the challenge.”
Pupils used a variety of techniques including appliqué, laser cutting and digital printing to create festive motifs including Christmas trees, snowmen, robins and snowflakes, and then sewed them onto jumpers.
As part of the enterprise challenge the pupils have gained experience of how business works while supporting others.
The aim is to achieve profit for the Prince’s Trust, which supports young people to overcome obstacles and barriers in gaining employment, education and training. After costs were taken out the students raised £500.
Since it started in 1976 the Trust has supported more than 600,000 young people.