STUDENTS from an Andover school are trying to spread the word about their upcoming charitable challenge.

Winton Academy Year 10 pupils, Luis Wyatt, Roman Pittman, Chloe Howard and Ellie Harris will be taking on a 24- hour radio broadcasting fundraiser next Friday.

The team are hoping to raise money for Children in Need.

Luis Wyatt said the idea came from a past BBC2 programme that completed a similar charity event.

The 14-year-old said: “I’ve done a lot of things before for Children in Need but I wanted to do something even bigger than I had already done.

“I’m really looking forward to it, I’m excited, nervous and apprehensive.

“Definitely in the morning I’ll be nervous.

“I don’t do anything like this, staying up that long, it’s going to be a challenge.

“I’m not one for staying up late at night.

“I’ve never had coffee before but it’ll be interesting to see if that will work.”

The students, who broadcast using the school’s digital station Spark FM during lunch, will take shifts throughout the fundraiser.

Ellie also said it will be a big challenge to stay up that long, adding: “We don’t have fundraising target at the moment but what we’re aiming for is to raise as much as possible.

“We feel that it is important because the charity supports disadvantaged children.”

Roman said the challenge is personal for him as he has a brother has autism.

He said: “It’s a good cause, my brother has autism so he goes to a special needs school and I think the charity helps them.”

The pupils will be broadcasting from 8am on Friday, 17 November until the following morning.

To help with their cause, visit sparkfm24hour.