Wacky racers help bring in cash for homelessness charity

April 30 2018

SCHOOL pupils in Yate set roads experts a Lego car design challenge to help raise money for charity.

Business mentors from Highways England are supporting Brimsham Green School students as part of a programme to turn the youngsters’ fundraising ideas into a reality.

At the same time, it develops the pupils’ confidence, teamwork and resilience.

The students tasked the Highways England team with building something creative out of Lego in just four minutes at a fundraising event.

Charlotte Collinson, one of the mentors, said: “We were really impressed with their ideas for fundraising - the Lego challenge was particularly popular with our design and engineering colleagues and we loved the wacky results.”

With a cake sale and table football challenge also part of the fund raising, more than £400 was raised for the homelessness charity Caring in Bristol.

The pupils also had to make a presentation on their charitable efforts to a group of Highways England staff. 

In May, the project will culminate in a boardroom challenge where students will present their achievements to a group of local business leaders.