Pupils from Wales High School have teamed up with South Yorkshire Fire and rescue to raise money for charity.

Students from Y8 have been cleaning cars to collect funds for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

It was the idea of Year 8 pupil Jasmine Taylor who wrote to the Head Teacher, Pepe Di’Iasio, to ask if youngsters could do something to help, Jasmine said:

“After watching what had happened on the news I felt that we just had to do something for the people that were involved in the Grenfell Tower fire. I felt really strongly about helping those that have survived because they have lost everything. A lot of children were in the building and they now have no homes.”

The School contacted the local fire service to see if they could help out. Head of Year 8 Liam Beardsley said:

“The idea was to do some fundraising to help and show support for those that have been affected by the fire. It’s great to see our students wanting to help others that have been left in such a dire situation. It may be hundreds of miles away from us here in South Yorkshire but seeing the pictures of what has happened and watching interviews with survivors really brings home the devastation they have suffered. Jasmine came up with the idea of washing cars and getting the fire service involved. Firefighters in London risked their lives to save others, so it’s a way for local firefighters to honour their colleagues as well.”

So far pupils have collected over £150 for the Grenfell Disaster Fund.