UCL Academy pupils roll up their sleeves and bake in support of Typhoon Haiyan victims

Children from the UCL Academy raising money for the Philippines disaster

Children from the UCL Academy raising money for the Philippines disaster - Credit: Archant

Pupils and staff at a Swiss Cottage school rolled up their sleeves and baked to raise more than £1,000 for survivors of the Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines.

UCL Academy, Adelaide Road, counted up the pennies after their successful cake sale raised £1,102.

The academy, which opened its doors in September last year, also agreed to contribute a further £602 from a sponsored walk in the summer, bringing the total amount raised for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to £1,704.

Heads of houses came up with the idea of a bake sale after seeing the DEC’s appeal. They asked students to sell their home-made treats to pupils and staff.

Head of Vela House, Sean Davis, said: “It was very well received and the kids really enjoyed selling cakes from their house areas.”