And they’re off… Francesca has laid the first pennies for this year’s St Joseph’s Penny Charity Box challenge. The aim is the raise as much money as possible in the run up to Easter for this charity which helps children and families in need.

In return for each metre of pennies that are laid out round the edge of the prep school upstairs and downstairs the pupils earn one minute of free time to use on the last morning before the next holidays begin. The aim is to make sixty metres of pennies for sixty minutes of free time. The Student Council will then decide the activities for the free time.

It looks like Francesca has earned the first minute! Well done!