FUNDRAISING events at a Weymouth school has raised more than £600 for charity.

Wey Valley School has recently held a successful fashion show and a quiz night which have been organised by year 11 students.

The events were raising money for the Make a Wish charity which funds and grants wishes of children and young people living with life-threatening illnesses.

The events have been held as part of students’ GCSE hospitality and catering courses as well as textiles studies.

More than 40 year 11 students were tasked with organising the after school events, entertainment and catering for fellow students, staff and parents at the school’s Will Mackaness Hall.

Verity Harmer, food and nutrition teacher at Wey Valley, said: “The students were fantastic with their organisation, preparation and teamwork skills and delivered an excellent fashion show and quiz evening.”

Students had carried out similar events in the past but this was the biggest yet.

Hospitality and catering student, Adam Cawton, said: “This was our third main event, having carried out similar but smaller scaled events in Years 9 and 10 – the evening was a great success.

“There was a great deal of preparation to ensure the evening went smoothly and our guests certainly seemed to enjoy the fashion show, quiz and catering from the student group.”

Sara Adams, acting principal at