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17/11/2023 Top News

Risedale School Raises over £600.00 for BBC Children in Need

On Friday 17th November, Risedale School held a non-uniform day and a Children in Need Fair in aid of BBC Children in Need. Pupils were encouraged to come to school in their own clothes for a £1 donation, and the school hall was transformed into a bustling marketplace of activities, games, cakes, and treats.

The highlight of the event was the Ice Bucket Challenge, where teachers bravely volunteered themselves to be drenched in buckets of ice water. Pupils then made donations to vote for the teacher they wanted to see get soaked. The teacher with the most votes would receive the icy treatment.

In a surprising turn of events, Head of PE Miss Brierley, who was initially nominated for the challenge, managed to evade the icy plunge by strategically donating £10 to divert votes towards her colleague, Head of History Mr Houlgate. As a result, Mr Houlgate emerged as the most voted-for teacher and received the full force of the ice bucket.

Other popular activities included a bake sale, raffle, beat the goalie challenge, art sale, guess the number of sweets, guess the baby's name, guess the name of the bear, guess the weight of the jar, and bookstall.

The whole school community came together to support the event, and the atmosphere was one of fun and excitement. The event was a resounding success, raising £624.55 for BBC Children in Need.

Senior Teacher, Mrs Hailwood, said:

"We are incredibly proud of our pupils and staff for their generosity and support for BBC Children in Need. The event was a fantastic success, and it is heartwarming to see the Risedale Family coming together to support such a worthy cause."

A big thank you to our roving reporters Mrs Johnson for the photos and Year 8 pupil Bailey Mayho for the video of the Ice Bucket Challenge.

To find out more about the fantastic Charity Work and Fundraising that we do here at Risedale School please visit our dedicated website page.