Red Nose Day Friday 15th March 2019
Steyning Grammar School Sixth Form College once again did their bit for charity. Students and teachers alike wore something red and funny for money to raise as much money for Red Nose Day as possible. The students creative genius was exploited as a variety of antics were dreamed up in a bid to create interesting and unusual opportunities for money to be raised. The Sixth Form College Centre was covered in red spots and balloons together with most spectacular banner most kindly donated by the Sign Shop, Chichester.
Red Nose Day was officially kicked off on Thursday the 14th March with an ‘inter College Learning Group Tug of War. Learning Groups put a team forward as they battled it out to reach the finals.
On Red Nose Day itself students arrived in school in some wacky red outfits in preparation for the catwalk fashion show. The winners deemed to be the best dressed red contestants were judged by a senior staff panel. Prizes were donated by local business in Steyning including the Co-op.
Throughout lunch and break an array of students and staff took to the stage to take part in the Open Mic. Teachers from the Humanities Faculty and the legendary maths Guru, Mr Buckwell were the highlight of this event.
Also during lunch there was the dreaded Goo Bath. Students took turns to take the plunge as on lookers were given the opportunity to pour more goo over the victims head. The victims included: Deputy Head, Mr Kennedy, Sixth Form Student Officers including Head Boy and Girl and their deputies and Head Boy and Girl of Boarding. The 1,000 red nosed ginger-teds sale was very popular with staff and students. Another successful event was the Leg Waxing. The victims were members of the Sixth Form College 1st X1 and 2nd XI Football Teams who were quite daunted by this prospect. The legs were auctioned off to students in advance for £827.93. Some of the victims were braver than others, all we can say is that the ‘waxers’ loved it!
Overall a very successful day at Steyning Grammar School Sixth Form College, raising over £1456.38 at this stage, with a further £2615.97 raised by Years 7-11. Students have come together to do things big and small that add up to something massive in the part they have played in schools nationally to change countless lives both here in the UK and worldwide.