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Taking on homelessness for charity

Almost 100 Warwick School boys slept in cardboard boxes to raise money for charity.

The event was planned to raise funds for a good cause and allowed the Year 7 boys to have fun together whilst appreciating a little of what it means to be homeless.

The boys were challenged with building their own cardboard shelter, along with the use of some plastic bags and tape to make them as waterproof as possible, just in case!

A variety of physically and mentally challenging activities took place including competitive drawing, a quiz, various team sports and a “return to base” style wide-game.

A late night chapel service was held reflecting on the work of Helping Hands Community Project in Leamington Spa which Warwick School is supporting this year.  Representatives from the project joined in the service bringing a thought-provoking message. This helpfully followed an assembly given by Helping Hands Community Project earlier in the term.

Soup was served by the Head Master, Mr Gus Lock, at 11.30pm before the boys settled into their boxes to face the challenge of a night Sleeping Out!

Amazingly, this year the weather was once again dry and most boys woke early (4am!) to a bright sunrise.

Thet total raised was £2,872.81 for Helping Hands.