Year 12 pupil Jack raised £200 for the charity Break through his interest in antiques

During this term’s field days, Year 12 pupil Jack worked in a local Break charity shop. The manager of the shop gave him the task of sorting through a bag of coins and notes that had been donated. With an interest in antique money, he spotted what he thought was an old £50 note. He took it back to school and researched further, discovering that it was a note from 1876. The note was fragile and battered which is to be expected for a 150 year old bank note, but Jack reached out to some bank note specialists to get an appraisal. He had the find valued and then approached collectors, managing to secure £200 for the note. He then gave this money to Break charity. On reflection of the event, Jack said, “I learnt something important that day which is to follow your gut instinct as it is usually always right.”