Bradon Forest Year 10 student Charlotte Quinn, together with the help of Maths teacher Miss Harker, organised a mass balloon release in aid of the Breast Cancer Research and Jeans for Genes charities.
Charlotte, 14, from North Swindon, proposed her idea to her tutor Mrs Harker who was more than happy to help with the project. The pair had been organising the event, which happened at break time, for about a month with the assistance from some other keen students.
After a week of special assemblies, led by Charlotte, balloons were sold during break and lunch times for students to write their own messages to loved ones or messages of hopes for the future. The balloons all sold out within a couple of days and more stocks had to be bought in.
Miss Harker's daughter Amelie, who has a genetic condition called Turners Syndrome, was also there to support the main event.
Over 110 balloons were released and with the help of Fifi badge sales, the event made over £200 for the charities.
It must be very daunting for a student to address the whole school as Charlotte did during the assemblies, but she was very passionate about the project and wanted to get as many people on board as possible.
Miss Harker said: "The balloon release was a tremendous success thanks to the hard work and dedication from the volunteers in Y7 and Y10 particularly Charlotte Quinn. I'm very proud of the pupils at Bradon Forest for their efforts so far in raising money for these key charities."