On the last day before half-term, Year 7 students were treated to an afternoon of Zumba as a celebration and thanks for their tremendous efforts to raise money for the charity, Lepra, during the first term of this academic year.

Lepra is a UK-based international charity working to beat leprosy. Leprosy affects the most vulnerable people in the world, causing life-changing disabilities. The charity works directly with communities in Bangladesh, India and Mozambique to find, diagnose and rehabilitate people affected by leprosy. Through raising awareness, pushing for early detection and reducing stigma we support people so they can transform their lives.

For their fundraising activities, which raised an impressive total of almost £1400 Year 7 held cake sales, took part in sponsored bike rides, hiking and swimming events, sang in hospitals and retirement homes, and did odd jobs for relatives and neighbours.

As a reward for their hard work, Lepra kindly organised an afternoon for the children to get active and enjoy some Zumba dancing with a qualified instructor. Everyone who took part thoroughly enjoyed the well-deserved opportunity to learn some Zumba moves, as they really threw themselves into the energetic routines.

Huge congratulations to the Year 7 pupils at St Edward’s Senior & Sixth Form for their efforts to raise money for this worthy cause.