Last Friday, we celebrated Red Nose Day 2019, enjoying a wide range of activities to raise money for Comic Relief. All of the proceeds are used by the charity to support vulnerable people in the UK and all over the world, and we always take great pride in contributing to such a worthy cause.
Since launching the first Red Nose Day in 1985, Comic Relief has raised a staggering amount of money, and in 2015, they passed the £1 billion mark. Although the event is widely celebrated, schools have grown to play a huge part in raising money, and it was with great delight that we contributed to the growing total, which currently stands at more than £63.5 million.
This year, to celebrate Red Nose Day, the school council arranged for everyone at The Manor to wear pyjamas, including the staff! The children loved being in their PJs and slippers, and enjoyed the feeling of being cosy in class. They were asked to bring in a donation, and everyone was very generous.
The day started with a whole-school assembly that explained why we were raising money and how it linked to our school values. The assembly also gave us the opportunity to see everyone dressed up. The entire day was extremely well supported and great fun. It allowed our children to think about where the money is spent and the effect it has on changing lives for the better.
Miss Brewer, 3B Class Teacher, said: “I’m very proud of how the school council came up with the wonderful idea of doing the opposite of Sports Relief by coming into school in a chilled-out manner and wearing pyjamas and slippers. All the children at The Manor really got behind the idea and enjoyed being dressed up for the cause. The whole-school assembly at the start of the day set the tone for where we were raising money and made the children think about the charity and the work it does. Well done to everyone at The Manor for supporting and raising so much money!”
Red Nose Day is such a special event because it allows young people to have fun, spend time together, and experience the joy of raising money to help others. It is something we always look forward to, and the excitement has already begun for Sport Relief 2020.