A GROUP of North-East students are to brave the elements by living in cardboard boxes to raise money for a homeless charity.

Year 9 students at Teesside High School, Eaglescliffe, will take to the streets in the run-up to Christmas.

Their aim is to highlight the plight of the homeless, and also to raise money for Shelter, the charity for homeless people.

Each girl will be sponsored to spend her breaks and lunchtimes in the specially built Cardboard City, at the front of the school, during the week beginning December 11.

Senior teacher Anne Vickers, said: "The girls have been studying the problems of the homeless in their pastoral lessons, and wanted to raise awareness of this among the whole school."

l For the second year running, Teesside High School's award-winning choir has recorded carols for Classic FM's CD Choirs at Christmas.

More than 70 girls from the senior and junior choirs took part in the recording, performing Winter Wonderland and a Hungarian Shepherd's Carol