Highfields' students and staff entered into the spirit of Red Nose Day with great enthusiasm.
Those taking part paid 50p to wear either a ‘bad’ tie for the day or an item of red clothing. In addition, some made their faces ‘funny for money’ in line with the Red Nose Day theme. In fact, some supporters did all three! Even our resident anatomical skeleton, Oscar, joined in with the fundraising!
Red Nose Day cakes were sold throughout the day and a computer gaming event was held at lunchtime. A number of students also took part in a sponsored silence.
Inclement weather, however, saw the eagerly anticipated staff football match postponed until Tuesday 17th March. After a keenly competitive (and well-supported) game, team Rowley eventually emerged as 3-1 winners.
A grand total of £1168.72 was raised and the Government has committed to match monies raised by schools up to £10 million. Therefore Highfields' valuable contribution was actually worth £2337.44.
This donation would buy a clean water supply for TWO schools in Uganda – we rightly should feel very proud of our achievements!