School ‘will be a little crazy’ during pupils’ charity week

jpco 11-2-15 Holy Trinity School Charity lunch time event (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150902-151852001
jpco 11-2-15 Holy Trinity School Charity lunch time event (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150902-151852001

A teacher said his school’s charity week will be “a little crazy”.

Holy Trinity School pupils aim to raise thousands at their daily lunchtime fundraisers by the end of the week.

Graham Hammett, deputy head of sixth form, said: “The kids love it.

“Next week things are going to be a little crazy.

“There’s always a real buzz and a good atmosphere that week in school.”

The student-led events were based on TV series such as ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’ and the ‘Man O Man’ game show.

Teachers and pupils would take part in a series of challenges, quizzes and dance events in the school hall.

Mr Hammett said around 200 members of the secondary school in Buckswood Drive, Gossops Green, would pay to attend each one.

He said: “In the audience we will get a real mixture from Year 7 through to Year 13 and staff.

“It enhances our community feel.”

The funds raised during the school’s seventh annual fundraising week would go to charities pupils chose.

Students at the Anglican school belong to one of four houses, which are named after UK cathedrals.

Each house selected a charity for the week and has organised one of the lunchtime fundraisers.

Mr Hammett said the target was to raise £2,500, to be split four-ways between Hounds for Heroes, Teenage Cancer Trust, The Neuroblastoma Society and Make A Wish Foundation.

A committee of ten Year 13s had planned sponsored silences and a non-uniform day fundraisers for the week as well.

Mr Hammett said the ‘Head Team’ had been working hard on the project since Christmas.

They created a video and held a school assembly to promote the charity week.

The sixth formers liaised with the houses and their charities.

He said: “They are doing a fantastic job.

“They are really well organised in getting this together.”

The Head Team put on ‘Man O Man’ today (Wednesday February 11).

Mr Hammett said it would see male members of the school carry out painful and humiliating challenges in front female-only judges.

Canterbury House put on ‘So You Think Your Smarter Than A 12-year-old?’ based on a TV quiz show on Monday.

Durham House based their event on ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ TV series after.

Winchester House planned a dance competition based called ‘So You Think You Can Dance?’ tomorrow (Thursday). And York House pupils created a quiz about the school called ‘A Question of York’ on Friday.