Students to the rescue

More than 100 Year 7 students at Bedlingtonshire Community High School raise money for Glencoe Mountain Rescue Service.
More than 100 Year 7 students at Bedlingtonshire Community High School raise money for Glencoe Mountain Rescue Service.

More than 100 students from a south east Northumberland school showed their community spirit with a mountainous fundraising effort.

The Year 7 pupils at Bedlingtonshire Community High School finished their summer term in style by raising more than £300 for charity.

The students and several members of school staff undertook a 13km charity walk along the beautiful Northumberland coast to raise the cash for the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Service.

The charity has benefited from support from the school after the tragic death of one the school’s teachers, Alistair Aitken, in 2010.

Leading the group for last time was assistant headteacher and friend of Alistair, Will Close-Ash.

He said: “The school has a long tradition of fundraising and I am delighted that on my last official day at school we could raise so much for such a worthy cause.”