Students from Skinners’ Academy, Woodberry Down, go national with charity project
PUBLISHED: 15:10 18 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:10 18 July 2016
Pupils across the country will be aiming to raise £1million for good causes next year thanks to a scheme dreamt up by Hackney youngsters.
From September, children from 6,000 schools will have the option to round up their lunch bills, with the extra pennies going to a charity of their choice.
The scheme, called iRoundup, is the brainchild of five teens from Skinners’ Academy in Woodberry Grove, Woodberry Down, who won a national competition last year.
Skinners’ principal Tim Clark said: “We are incredibly proud and delighted that a scheme envisaged, designed, developed and produced by our pupils is going to be adopted nationwide.
“This competition success epitomises everything the school strives to achieve.”
Winning pupils Agnieszka Rudnik, 16, Daisie Spiteri, 15, Elif Sucu, 16, Mark Daniel, 16 and Matthew Daniel, 16, won £2,500 for their school, part of which was used to take them on a trip to Paris.