Sir Robert Woodard Academy trio raise money for victims of Japanese earthquake

Harry Atkins, Harry Bush and Nathan Wessell with the teachers who accompanied them on their sponsored walk
Harry Atkins, Harry Bush and Nathan Wessell with the teachers who accompanied them on their sponsored walk

A 24-HOUR sponsored walk organised by three charitable Lancing school pupils was a big success.

Year-11 pupils Nathan Wessell, Harley Atkins and Harry Bush walked 50 miles across the South Downs on Sunday, March 27, and Monday, March 28, to raise money for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

They had planned to walk from London back to their school, the Sir Robert Woodard Academy in Upper Boundstone Lane, but a last-minute decision to change the route was taken after it was realised the large-scale, anti-cuts protest was happening in London at the weekend.

Nathan said: “It was really good.

“Everyone has been so supportive.”

Harley added: “The teamwork really helped us”.

The teenagers hope to have raised £1,500.