A CLYDEVIEW Academy teacher walked 23 MILES to school to show his support for pupils taking a stand against poverty and injustice.

History teacher Calum Edenborough, who is the school's acting depute of humanities, stepped in to help youngsters raising money for Children in Poverty Inverclyde.

The social justice group at Clydeview have handed over nearly £1,400 to the charity to help struggling families.

Me Edenborough said: "I living in Uplawmoor in East Renfrewshire and I decided that I would walk to work to raise money for the charity.

"I think what the social justice group are doing is fantastic and I wanted to support them. It is important we think of other people, especially at Christmas time. I am very proud of them.

"It took me a long time to get to work! I left at 4am in the morning to make it in on time walking through Kilbarchan, Bridge of Weir, Kilmacolm and then into Inverclyde."

Calum says he is keen to highlight the work of the S6 youngsters, who also organised a staff versus students dodgeball game and a bake sale to boost the appeal fund.

Modern studies and history teacher Shaun Kavanagh, who set up the group, told the Tele how the young people had reached out to help refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine.

He added: "It is a lot of money to raise in only two or three weeks, the pupils put a huge effort in.

"It was great what Callum did as well, showing his support for them like that."

Children in Poverty Inverclyde charity founder Pat Burke has previously visited the school to talk to the 20-strong group about its work.

The charity runs a Christmas appeal to support struggling families on the lowest incomes and also sends scores of kids on holiday breaks throughout the year.

Pat returned to Clydeview to receive the donation and praised the pupils and Mr Edenborough.

He said: "It is a fantastic achievement and we really appreciate the support of the school."