RAG Week

Apr 20

Former student returns to Uganda

Former student returns to Uganda

We are delighted that Louise is back in Uganda. In this video she explains what she's doing, why it's important and is very positive about how the school has helped her.

 
Click here for the full story, and if you wish to follow Lou's progress please visit her blog.

Jan 4

RAG Week 2011

RAG Week 2011

This years RAG week was a huge success with nearly £3000 being raised for our charities - the Children's Hospital Wallace and Grommit Appeal and the Crisis Centre, which supports people who are homeless or struggling with addiction with food, advice and accomodation. The main events included the quiz night, the sponsored abseil and the dressing up days, but a significant chunk of the money came in through lots of smaller activities organised by particular students and tutor groups - cake sales, tea and toast morning, film night, raffles, naming a teddy bear, car-washing, busking, throwing wet sponges at teachers, and not to be outdone, throwing more wet sponges at the senior students.

Bucketing!
The week always begins with worries about how much money is coming in but then the bags of cash start appearing from all over the place as people give generously and we always end up surprised by what has been achieved. This years fantastic group of senior students deserve massive credit for their amazing organisation and commitment, but this year was notable for more people getting involved and making an effort - which makes all the difference.

Jan 4

Geronimo!

Geronimo!

Just before Christmas the 6th Form students organised an abseil off the of the top of the 6th Form Centre building. 15 students took part, from most year-groups of the school, including some dressed as Father Christmas or Superman. The view from the roof was fabulous, as long as you were looking away from the building. Looking straight down was a bit more scary. Some participants had abseiled plenty of times before and shot down the side of the building in no time. For others this was a pretty major challenge and to overcome their fear was a major achievement.

Abseil

Thanks to Undercover Rock for making it all safe and being so encouraging, and to Tom for organising it so meticulously. So far it looks like it might raise well over £500 towards the RAG week charities.