Sydenham High's Practice-a-thon raises over £1,100

Students at Sydenham High Junior School have beaten their previous fundraising total in this year’s Practice-a-thon, delivering an amazing £1,110 for CLIC Sargent.

Sydenham High School Practice-a-thon group

Pupils from Years three to six committed to practising their instrument or singing every day throughout the week-long challenge, collecting sponsorship money to do so.

Some pupils even put on concerts at home to raise extra cash.  At the end of the week, pupils were able to show what they had been working on in their music lessons.

Head of Junior Music Ms Duval was delighted to hear how much effort the pupils had put into their performances over the week and said she could hear the improvement in their playing.

She was also delighted that the total beat last year’s fundraising and exceeded her own target for the event.

Thank you

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Helen Lye said: "A huge thank you to the teachers and pupils at Sydenham High Junior School for choosing to take part in Practice-a-thon for the second time.

"Every penny from each music, dance or singing event helps CLIC Sargent to support families affected by childhood cancer across the UK.

"Lack of funds means the charity can only help two out of three children and young people with cancer – that’s why Sydenham High's support makes such a difference."

Find out more

To find out how you or your school can help support CLIC Sargent, please contact Helen Lye on 0208 752 2867 or email:

If you would like to take part in Practice-a-thon and get sponsored to practice for upcoming exams, a show or hold a Practice-a-thon concert, sign up today.