Pupils across the whole school fundraised for Children in Need today by donating to the charity and wearing their own, wonderfully colourful and SPOTacular clothing.
The school corridors were awash with bright spirits and even brighter colours as the girls took full advantage of the non-uniform day. To start the fundraising celebrations, Year 8 hosted a Children in Need-themed Morning Meeting, beginning with a brief introduction to the history of the charity.
Featuring the perfect mix of charismatic role-play and heartfelt messages, the meeting introduced children affected by ill health and receiving help from charities such as the Mae Murray Foundation and play therapist organisations.
We were reminded of the importance of teamwork and showing support for others as the girls demonstrated the Smarties challenge. One demonstrator tried (and unfortunately failed) to eat the delicate chocolates using a long-handed utensil to pick them up. As a helper was introduced and the girls were able to work together, success followed.
Audience participation played a large part in the morning as the whole school was invited to answer a series of general knowledge questions that eliminated players until one lucky winner remained. Congratulations to the last woman standing, Miss Newman who won the coveted Smarties prize.
Continuing the theme of the day, the girls dined on adorable Pudsey bear cookies during choc lunch, specially prepared by our award-winning caterers.