Caedmon helps out classmates in India

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PUPILS at Caedmon School staged a variety show to help fellow pupils in India.

Caedmon has promised to raise £600 each year to send to the charity, Friends of Mettupalayam Trust, which pays for the running of the 78-pupil school.

The class the Whitby school supports is called the Caedmon class and the youngsters back in Whitby receive regular updates on how their Indian classmates are getting on.

It isn’t state-funded and operates solely through Friends of Mettupalayam and the money Caedmon sends which pays for four full time teachers, resources which are otherwise scarce, a caretaker and cook/cleaner.

Fifteen pupils and staff members took part in the variety show prior to the Easter break.

The teacher band featuring Chris Firth, Ian Davies and Carol Richardson played a live version of Killing Me Softly and A Horse With No Name.

Amy Clarkson and Amber Newton in year 8 hosted a magic show, year 9’s Wilbur Koeber played drums and Georgina Saville and Holly Johnston in year 9 put on a dance act.

The audience were particularly stunned by Daniel Hodgkinson’s rendition of Adele’s Make You Feel My Love.

Caedmon Home and School’s Association provided refreshments and a raffle.

Beacon Farm served ice cream at the interval and made a donation of £60 to the charity.