STUDENTS at Droitwich Spa High School and Sixth Form Centre are busy planning their annual charity week.

This year’s event, which normally raises hundreds of pounds for good causes, will take place from Monday, October 21 to Friday, October 25.

The school’s Sixth Form Council has been finalising plans for a variety of ways to raise money for this year’s three chosen charities of The Teenage Cancer Trust, Hammerout, a charity for sufferers of brain tumours, and Worcestershire Young Carers.

The programme of events for the week promises to be the most exciting yet, with fundraising efforts taking place throughout the week that will include a sponsored teachers’ leg waxing, an eat-a-thon, and a chance for pupils to pay to gunge teachers.

This year, for the first time, sixth form students are planning to incorporate a series of competitions between the school’s newly formed houses, with the aim of challenging each of the five houses to see which can raise the greatest amount of funds for the charities.

Head boy Will Wilson said: “It will be an interesting challenge to incorporate the house system, but I am sure it will bring a fresh challenge to the students and most importantly help this to be one of our most successful charity weeks yet.”

Headteacher Natalie Waters said “Charities Week is a very fine feature of school life. Every year there is ai very special atmosphere in the school and, very importantly, it is an event led by our students.”

The week also involves the annual sponsored walk along the full length of the Malvern Hills.