Illuminating plan devised by Faircote students

Faircote Boarding House students during their Shine Night Walk through York.
Faircote Boarding House students during their Shine Night Walk through York.

When flooding caused a Cancer Research charity walk to be called off pupils from Pocklington School decided to devise an alternative route, lit up the night-time streets, and raised more than £1,600.

Girls from the school’s Faircote Boarding House headed into York dressed in official CRUK ‘Shine Night Walk’ clothing and battery-powered fairy light garlands – lighting up the city landmarks on the walk.

A spokesman said: “The Girls pulled together and demonstrated it is possible to shine in the face of adversity; we are incredibly proud of every single one of them.”