A GROUP of students from a school in Wokingham have undertaken a yoga challenge to raise funds for a school in India.

Five Year 10 pupils from St Crispin’s School, in London Road, undertook the 108 Sun Salutation Challenge last week after learning their drama teacher Narayani Handyside is to take a sabbatical to help open a school for street children in Rishikesh, northern India, this summer.

Madison Jousiffe, 15, Thistlerose Longson,15, Emily Payler,14, Megan Smith, 15, and Kate Walsh ,14, have been learning yoga as part of their school well-being programme.

The challenge involved the students completing a sequence of 12 moves, a traditional sun salutation, 108 times, which took around an hour.

Miss Handyside said: “I am overjoyed at the support of the school community with student’s kindness, hard work and support for children abroad exemplifying the St Crispin’s ethos of ‘Excellence for All’.”

Headteacher Ginny Rhodes said: “Students at St Crispin’s understand that they are blessed with a great deal and are naturally generous and kind at giving back. I am so proud of them and their teacher in supporting the work for The Sunshine School.”

For more information on the charity or to make a donation, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rishikeshsunshineschool.