Students Save Lives!

During whole school assembly on Friday 3rd February, Mr Waterman broke into song to demonstrate the wonder of music and how it can bring people together. Team songs such as 'Carefree' (Chelsea, his team!), 'Bread of Heaven', 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot' and 'I Believe I Can Fly' were sung by Mr Waterman who then led the whole school in a few verses of Tina Turner’s 'Simply The Best'.

His aim was to show students what can be achieved when we work as a team, something the Sixth Formers had excelled in when they raised over £4000 during their annual Stayawake on 18th November. Over 120 students and staff volunteered to stay in school from 7pm Friday evening until 7am Saturday morning. The social committee organised a variety of events designed to keep everyone awake! Face painting, Wii games, Twister, pool, 5-a-side football and space hoppers where just a taste of what was organised. 3 am saw DJ Dan Roberts playing his sounds to a lively audience!

Susan Hall from LEPRA attended the assembly and was presented with a cheque for £4057.03. Every £21 raised saves a life so the students have again helped hundreds of people who are much less fortunate than themselves and added to our admirable record for LEPRA of having “saved more lives than any other UK school”. Mr Waterman said, “ The school is extremely proud of the way its Sixth Form students and staff rise to the challenge each year to raise funds for this worthwhile charity.”