Students from Skinners’ Academy, Woodberry Down, go national with charity project
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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.”
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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.
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