Students at school to abseil down tower

Citizenship at DSLV
Citizenship at DSLV

Two pupils from the Danetre and Southbrook Learning 
Village (DSLV) will be abseiling down Northampton’s 
National Lift Tower for charity.

Alex Jackson and Todd Dickson, both aged 15, will be descending 418ft on Saturday, March 28 to raise funds for Help for Heroes.

The charity helps to help provide better facilities for British servicemen and women who have been wounded or injured in the line of duty.

Alex said: “There are a lot of charities who receive awareness, and rightly so, such as Macmillan. However, we thought that Help for Heroes didn’t quite get the same level of attention as other charities did.

“We also know of people, either through friends or family members, who have served in both Afghanistan and Iraq and know the difference the charity makes to them.”

Alex and Todd are supporting Help for Heroes alongside classmates Edward Okerere, Joe Purr, Harry Byron and Ewan Cadle, also aged 15. The group has organised a variety of events as part of the GCSE citizenship campaign, including a football match for teachers and a disco for pupils at DSLV’s junior section. They have also sold wristbands to fellow pupils

Alex added: “It will be tough going down the lift tower, but I think it will be good once we are on there.”

Todd said: “We are committed to doing it now, everyone in the school knows that we are doing it. But we are ready for it. I think it will be a good experience.”

The group has said that it would like to raise £500 for the charity. Anyone wanting to sponsor them is asked to get in touch with the school by calling 01327 313400.