BRITAIN’S top sporting silverware appeared at Holmfirth High School to raise cash for the school’s trip to Malawi.
For a donation pupils were able to stand with the Barclays Premiership Trophy and the Carnegie Challenge Cup.
The school raised £1,500 for a trip to Masasa Community Day Secondary School in Mzuzu, northern Malawi, where 17 year 10 pupils and six staff will paint educational murals.
Holmfirth High signed an agreement in March to trade skills and help each other.
The school hopes to secure a further £1,500 match funding from Barclays for Masasa, where pupils can walk up to six miles to school each day.
Steve Cheesbrough, an ICT teacher at Holmfirth and organiser of the project, said: “It’s extremely rare for the cups to visit any school and it could have been cancelled at the last minute if Manchester United or St Helens had wanted them. So were very lucky.”
The school thanked parent Russell Briggs and assistant head teacher Phil Wood for helping to obtain the trophies.