PUPILS and staff at Shevington High roughed it for a night to help a worthy cause.
The giant 12-hour sleepover at the school was designed to raise money to support the Brick, a Wigan-based charity which supports local homeless people.
Year 7 students paid £5 each for their allocated space on the cold, hard floor of Shevington’s Maths Faculty.
There were no modern comforts available with all mobile phones, electronic games and snacks handed over. Instead pupils spent the evening playing traditional board games or reading quietly.
Asda kindly provided soup and bread as well as hot drinks in order to add a little warmth to the long night.
Slaters produced and donated commemorative T-Shirts designed by pupils to promote their work for The Brick Charity and to recognise the generosity of their sponsors.
There was also a donation from Kenmore Coaches.
Year 7 have built a close relationship with Brick and have visited their base in Wigan to see first-hand some of the work that they do.
Currently, pupils are building the highest mountain possible of cans and packets of food to donate to The Brick’s food bank.