Tuesday 18th November 2008 by C. Freeman
More than £1,800 has been raised for Children in Need after students dressed up and took part in various fund-raising schemes. The students were allowed to wear their own clothes to Brooke Weston in return for a minimum donation of £1, but many went over and above the call of duty.
Tutor group 9K had a sponsored silence and also ran a game with Pudsey scratch cards where the winners received boxes of sweets. They made around £50 from their efforts while Elizabeth Downey from Year 11 raised £45 by dressing as a Goth and being sponsored by her friends. She said: 'I am glad that I could do something to raise money for the charity. I did it because I dressed up for my sociology coursework and when I got the pictures, people thought that I should do it for mufti day. I thought that I may as raise money from it and it was worth it in the end.'
So far the total raised is £1,811.45 but more is still coming in. Principal, Miss Stringer said: 'This is a stunning amount which students have raised and the fact that tutor groups and individuals got involved and thought up extra ways to raise money is really wonderful and shows how generous and inventive our students are.'