STUDENTS from a school in Sandhurst wrapped up the year with a Dragon's Den-style challenge for charity.

Teams of Year Nine pupils from Sandhurst School, in Owlsmoor Road, competed against one another to run a store for the day, with three teams chosen to sell a variety of items to raise as much money as they could for the Sue Ryder Hospice.

With the support of Romans Property Services, the three teams headed out to their chosen 'store' in Crowthorne, Camberley and Sandhurst on Thursday, July 19 to set up their stalls outside the hospice charity shops, selling cakes, second-hand books and knick-knacks to members of the public, with the team raising the most money crowned the winner.

Deputy headteacher Justin Southwood said: "Whilst the school secures excellent examination results, an excellent education amounts to more than this. Knowledge may get you a high grade in an exam, however being successful in the real world, far away from a silent exam hall, requires much more than knowledge and involves a more complex and rich set of skills and most importantly values.

"Activities such as the one today provide our students with the ability to grow and develop in many ways. These experiences, along with their examination results, will enable each of them to develop into successful and happy young adults."