Practice-a-thon girls beat fund raising target for CLIC Sargent

Students at Sydenham High Junior School have beaten their previous fundraising total in this year’s CLIC Sargent practice-a-thon, delivering an amazing £1,110 for the charity.

Pupils from Years 3-6 had to commit to practising their instrument or singing every day throughout the week-long challenge, collecting sponsorship money to do so. Some pupils even put on concerts at home to raise extra cash.  At the end of the week, which took place in mid-March, pupils were able to show what they had been working on in their music lessons.

Head of Junior Music Ms Duval was delighted to hear how much effort the pupils had put into their performances over the week, and you could hear the improvement to their playing. She was also delighted that the total raised beat last year’s fundraising and also exceeded her own target for the event.

A special ‘well done’ goes to three pupils who raised large individual amounts: Carys in Year 5, Ella in Year 4 and Grace also in Year 4.

The practice-a-thon is a great idea which not only helps raise money for a very worthy cause but also encourages students’ musicality.