Students at St John's School in Leatherhead come to the end of a life-changing week caring for disabled teenagers

The teachers and students at St John's School in Leatherhead

The teachers and students at St John's School in Leatherhead

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A group of students have come to the end of a life-changing week, after caring for physically and mentally disabled teenagers from across the area.

The pupils of St John’s School in Leatherhead are all volunteers, and have been looking after the disabled teenagers 24-hours a day.

Throughout the residential holiday they have enjoyed days out, a trip to the theatre, swimming in the morning, discos in the evening, and a range of other activities.

The school’s head of community service, Judith Fowler, who also works as a teacher there, said: “It has been a wonderful week.

“It is the first year we have done it, and both sets of teenagers have taken so much away from the experience.

“They are all asking about doing it next year.

“It has also been good for some of the parents to have a much-needed break.”

Around 25 St John’s students aged between 16 to 20 volunteered throughout the week.

The residential holiday began on Friday, August 15, and finished on Saturday, August 23.

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