Children’s playground set to get thousands thanks to Valentines High School students

Reesa Pillai, Yasmin Goolab, Shola Anjalee-Sonagara from Valentines high school are the charity awar

Reesa Pillai, Yasmin Goolab, Shola Anjalee-Sonagara from Valentines high school are the charity award winners - Credit: Archant

Students battled it out to get their hands on thousands of pound to give to a charity of their choice.

The Year 9 students at Valentines High School, Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill chose a charity and gave presentations why their charity should be given the money.

The winning team of ladies lobbied for Woodford Green charity Elhap which has a playground for disabled children in Roding Lane North.

Elgan Prosser, head of Year 9, said: “Working with local charities has given the students of Valentines the opportunity to involve themselves in the local community. They have seen another side of Ilford; a side that is less fortunate than themselves”.

The eventual victors were 14 year olds Yasmin Goolay, Shola Songara, Reesa Pillai and Amira Issa who will give £3,000 funded by the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter