RINGWOOD School and sixth form students raised £600 to support charities in the area and school groups.

The money was raised as part of the annual Lion’s Den event, which is hosted by Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lion’s Club and inspired by TV show Dragons’ Den. Student entrepreneurs pitch for investment.

Ringwood School and Burgate School students had the chance to bid for a share of £1,600 to different causes.

Four teams from Ringwood School pitched to a panel of judges for a sum of money to support their chosen charity or group. All four teams were successful in winning various sums of money.

Ringwood School’s grow your own sustainability group received £100 towards new equipment and tools, £200 was given to the Ringwood Speak Ability Group, a speech group for people recovering from a stroke, for new games and equipment, and £100 for Ringwood Food Bank.

The fourth group, made up of sixth form students representing the Student Voice leadership team were successful in getting £200 to set up a new Student Leadership Hardship Fund to support disadvantaged students across the school.

Nicola Watson, the life choices co-ordinator at Ringwood School said: “I am extremely proud of how well all four Ringwood School teams have done in achieving sums of monies for their various chosen charities and school clubs. To present to a panel of judges can be a daunting task yet all of the teams showed incredible passion and determination throughout the whole process. Thank you also to Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lion’s Club for giving our students this fantastic opportunity.”