STUDENTS from Dyson Perrins embraced the ‘Power of Funny’ as they held a week of challenges for Comic Relief.
The pupils took part in an inter-house challenge to raise awareness and cash.
Over the course of the week, each house at the school was asked to organise and take part in events which everyone was given the chance to enjoy.
Pupils took part in ‘Codebreaker’ exercises and quizzes, tackled Maths problems in teams and wrote funny poems to entertain each other and win points for their house.
A school spokesperson said: “It has never felt more important to have some fun and raise money to support people living incredibly tough lives. We need the power of funny to turn laughs into lasting change.”
One year eight student said: ‘My favourite challenge was the codebreaker because we were only allowed to use our art skills to see if we could guide our team through a maze.
“Having to work through this as a team was such fun – it meant we learnt a lot more about each other and laughed a lot, even when things went completely wrong!”
Fred Dowdeswell, Business Manager at Dyson Perrins, said it was a very successful week.
“We are extremely proud of the way our students threw themselves into the week, demonstrating our school values of challenge, resilience, belief and trust, whilst working with enthusiasm in their house teams to complete the challenges.
‘Well done to everyone who took part and huge congratulations to our winning house, Morgan.”
He thanked the pastoral team and charity committee, who worked so hard to make the event such a success.
Cash is still coming in so the final total is not yet known.