Wycombe High School students raised £1,378.50 for local, as well as national, charities at their annual Christmas Fair.

The money will go to six charities, nominated by the six school houses, which are all named after historic heroines.

Austen House raised £130.40 for Barnado’s; Bronte House, £279.75 for Wycombe Homeless Connection; Curie House, £244 for Child Bereavement UK; Nightingale House, £170.78 for Age Concern; Pankhurst House, £289.15 for Wycombe Women’s Aid and Parks House raised £264.42 for Wycombe Youth Action.

Headteacher, Sharon Cromie

Headteacher, Sharon Cromie

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Headteacher Sharon Cromie said: “One of our four core values is ‘Generous Spirit’ and it is wonderful to see our students putting in so much effort for others, especially at this time of year”.

It was also good news for year 10 student, Zoe, who won a national poetry competition.

The competition was organised by The Tree Council alongside Science+Nature magazine.

Zoe won the poetry contest

Zoe won the poetry contest

Zoe entered the contest on a whim and was shocked and delighted when she found out she had been Specially Commended by the judges and had won a £25 book voucher.

She said: "I just thought I'd give it a go and was really surprised and happy when I found out I was one of the winners".

Assistant Headteacher, Ailis Drysdale (Staff) (pictured) commented: "Well done Zoe. It is wonderful to see students being brave and ambitious, taking their opportunities, and being rewarded for it."

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Finally, the students at the WHS meet a special guest on Monday, December 6, as M the wonder dog visited the school.

M the wonder dog was in Wycombe

M the wonder dog was in Wycombe

The retriever is part of Parts As Therapy – a national charity that enhances the health and wellbeing of thousands of people in communities across the UK.

The friendly pets visit schools and other establishments around the country to teach about the charity’s work.