Last Friday, we celebrated Red Nose Day 2019, enjoying a wide range of activities to raise money for Comic Relief. All of the proceeds are used by the charity to support vulnerable people in the UK and all over the world, and we always take great pride in contributing to such a worthy cause.
Since launching the first Red Nose Day in 1985, Comic Relief has raised a staggering amount of money, and in 2015, they passed the £1 billion mark. Although the event is widely celebrated, schools have grown to play a huge part in raising money, and it was with great delight that we contributed to the growing total, which currently stands at more than £63.5 million.
This year, to celebrate Red Nose Day, all of our pupils, with the help of staff and North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson, made the biggest red nose in Swindon by raising sheets of paper above our heads. The result was an amazing scene featuring one giant red nose.
Mrs Palmer, Teacher, said: “It was really lovely to see everyone come together to support Comic Relief. It was quite cramped and chaotic, but it looked amazing and the kids loved it.”
Our activities also included an amazing staff bake sale, which put us on track to raise £1,000, and a special assembly, where pupils and teachers took part in events like eating jelly with chopsticks, eating spaghetti without using their hands, competing to eat the most dry crackers in a minute, and bursting balloons by sitting on them.
MP Justin Tomlinson said: “I was really impressed with all the enthusiasm and excitement and fantastic ideas from the children who really got behind Comic Relief. They’re a real credit to their school. Constituency visits like this are always my favourite part of being an MP.”
Due to the buzz and excitement surrounding our celebrations, The Swindon Advertiser didn’t want to miss out, so they sent a journalist along to visit us and join in the festivities. If you want to know more about our activities, you can read the Swindon Advertiser’s article on their website.
Red Nose Day is such a special event because it allows young people to have fun, spend time together, and experience the joy of raising money to help others. It is something we always look forward to, and the excitement has already begun for Sport Relief 2020.