Pupils kept quiet for sponsored silence

Chris Evans with Diamond Wood pupils.

Chris Evans with Diamond Wood pupils.

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Keeping school children quiet isn’t always the easiest of tasks – but pupils at Diamond Wood Community Academy managed it for a whole afternoon.

Youngsters took part in a sponsored silence, including during lessons, to raise money for Action on Hearing Loss. The school in North Road, Dewsbury, has a significant number of pupils with hearing problems.

School inclusion manager Ann Breheney said: “A big part of our work is educating children on what it’s like for the deaf children in our school.”

A cheque for £141 was presented to Chris Evans from the charity, who also gave an assembly.