Students at Marymount Secondary School (MSS) have raised more than $176,000 for the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) to help Asian tsunami victims. MSS organised a series of fund-raisers over the past two months, with students, parents and teachers making donations. Those events were followed by the annual fun fair on February 5. Every class set up a beautifully decorated booth and designed a game or activity for the visitors. Despite the cold weather, the event attracted a large crowd. A total of $30,000 from the fun fair proceeds was donated to the Unicef tsunami appeal, while the rest went to other charities and the MSS development fund. On February 18 and 19, MSS students performed Shakespeare's Shorts, a comic retelling of four stories by the Bard. The drama was written by the school's native English teacher, David Johncock. Fifty students from Forms One to Six were involved in the production as actors or backstage crew. The play was a great success and raised another $30,000 for the appeal. 'MSS is a Catholic school and seeks to make its students sensitive to the needs of others, especially the poor, and serve society with compassion,' Mr Johncock said in a statement. 'We are proud that our students have contributed so generously to the appeal, not only by giving money but also by putting their talents and creativity to use in a meaningful way.'