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Sleep Out for Charity at Warwick School

Published Tuesday 17th of June 2014 11:07:49 AM

100 Warwick School boys slept in cardboard boxes last Friday night, to raise money for charity.

Not only was the event planned to raise funds for a good cause, but was also designed for 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.

A variety of physically and mentally challenging activities took place including a bungee run, dodge ball, a quiz and some team building exercises. A chapel service was held with a thought provoking talk from the Homelessness charity, Emmaus, which Warwick School are supporting this year.

Soup was served by the Head Master, Mr Gus Lock, at 11.30pm before settling down time and the possibility of a few hours sleep.
Fortunately the rain held off whilst the make shift shelters were being constructed and held off until 4am in the morning, just with a light shower enabling the cardboard village to be cleared away before heavy rain set.

The boys raised in excess of £1,500 for the Warwickshire branch of Emmaus, which provides a home for people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion http://www.emmaus.org.uk/.
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