School raises thousands for charity

JPCT 021211 Steyning Grammar School Jail Break, Carfax Horsham. Abigail De Vries 17. photo derek martin
JPCT 021211 Steyning Grammar School Jail Break, Carfax Horsham. Abigail De Vries 17. photo derek martin

SCOOBY Doo, Elmo and the Joker were just some of the characters to descend on Horsham as Steyning Grammar School students broke out for the annual ‘Jail Break’.

Raising money for Cancer Research UK, 205 year 13 students got dressed up and broke out of the Shooting Field school’s ‘jails’.

JPCT 021211 Steyning Grammar School Jail Break, Carfax Horsham. photo derek martin

JPCT 021211 Steyning Grammar School Jail Break, Carfax Horsham. photo derek martin

The convicts made off in a range of different vehicles, from tractors to classic cars, to various locations including Brighton, Henfield and Shoreham.

All the students were carrying Cancer Research UK collection boxes and stopped off at a range of schools and businesses to get extra cash.

They were finally ‘recaptured’ at the bandstand in Horsham.

Assistant head Mrs Randall expressed how proud the staff and parents were of the students, who had been ‘tremendous ambassadors for Cancer Research and the school in the wider community’.

JPCT 021211 Steyning Grammar School Jail Break, Carfax Horsham. photo derek martin

JPCT 021211 Steyning Grammar School Jail Break, Carfax Horsham. photo derek martin

She said: “Our students have shown initiative, commitment and determination in making a positive difference, learning much from the experience.”

So far the total stands at £6,288 but this figure needs to be confirmed by Cancer Research UK.

Claire Mann from the charity thanked the students for their participation and their enthusiasm.