Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Students and staff ensure takings on Red Nose Day are not to be sniffed at
Students and staff at Woodroffe School raised more than £1,500 for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day.
Youngsters paid for the privilege of wearing non uniform, with crimson outfits and accessories dominating.
Red noses had been on sale during the previous week and were all snapped up well in advance.
Both Year 10 and the sixth form students had been baking for days and raised over £250 on each of their cake stalls. Some of the younger students raised money through sponsored silences.
The much-awaited sixth form versus staff five-a-side match was a really competitive tussle, well marshalled by Sam Jones., resulting in a 10-4 victory for the sixth form.
Assemblies during the week were led by the sixth form students and helped the youngsters understand how the money raised would be used to improve the lives of those less fortunate in some areas of Africa.
They also explained how Comic Relief supported organisations in the UK working with problems such as addiction, depression and persecution.
Sixth Form head James Thomas said: “There was a great atmosphere in school with real energy. I was delighted with the positive contributions made by so many of our students.”