Simply RED

PUBLISHED: 16:10 23 March 2007 | UPDATED: 15:03 12 May 2010

PEOPLE joined the Comic Relief fund-raising effort, and helped the charity break its all-time record. More than £40 million was raised around the country, with school pupils and staff in Royston doing more than their bit. Donning red noses, schools joi

PEOPLE joined the Comic Relief fund-raising effort, and helped the charity break its all-time record.

More than £40 million was raised around the country, with school pupils and staff in Royston doing more than their bit.

Donning red noses, schools joined the fun and games with a variety of activities, including sponsored silences, fancy dress, fun runs, and sing-alongs.

Greneway School in Garden Walk, held a cake sale and sold red nose balloons, with pupils dressing up in their best red clothes.

Year 5 pupil Martin Walls said: "I've really enjoyed dressing up for school and some of our friends look really silly!"

Ellen Annetts who is also in Year 5 added: "It's been fun!"

Emma Daintry of the school said: "Pupils love days like this because it is always fun.

"But at the same time they appreciate why they are doing it, and they are always keen to show their support for charity.

"Activities like this are important to schools, because they make the pupils feel part of a national event."

At Barkway Primary School pupils dressed in big clothes and wrote poems to express what Comic Relief meant to them, while at Icknield Walk children also raised funds by wearing red and donating money.

It was a sea of red at Meldreth Primary School, with more than 160 pupils and staff taking part in a Comic Relief fun run.

While running round the field they let off hundreds of red balloons.

Elvis was in the building at Tannery Drift School, when Key Stage 2 teacher Daniel Bartlett sang to pupils in full Elvis costume.

Pupils also dressed up and made their own red noses and glasses.

Teaching assistant Jo Jackson said: "The school has had a great day and I have to say that Mr Bartlett showed a lot of nerve.

"The children loved the songs, and not only have they been having fun but learning at the same time."

Year 8 students at Roysia School organised a comedy competition, with sketches, jokes, and funny songs. Students also tackled assault courses, and wore big clothes.

Year 8 co-ordinator Erica Clark said: "There were a lot of laughs and even more fun - the acts were hilarious.

"We have raised a lot of money for charity, as well as raising awareness of what is happening round the world.

"Our pupils are very sensitive and many of them were stunned at the plight of others less fortunate. Although it has been a fun day, the message behind Comic Relief is very serious.


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