Red Nose Day at The High Weald Academy.

During lunch, there were many stalls and fundraisers around the school. Students were fundraising for Red Nose Day, most people paid a pound to wear something red, and some people decided to use a temporary red hair spray.

There were many things to do ranging from doughnut eating contests to running competitions.

Each tutor group had to come up with a stall and students from that tutor group had to run the stall, serve customers, explain rules, and raise the money.

There was even competition between students and teachers in certain events, for example a running challenge to see who could run furthest in a certain amount of time. People could pay a pound to vote which would also influence who won, the losers had to have their legs waxed.

Red Nose Day

One of the fundraisers I took part in was the Marshmellow Tower competition, groups of three people had to make the tallest tower using just eight marshmellows and uncooked spaghetti. The winning tower was 1 metre 1 centimetre. I was working with Chloe; we didn’t have a third member, and our tower reached 72 centimetres. We came third. The prizes were Easter eggs as Easter is coming up.

As well as these fundraisers, some students did their own fundraising for example, a sponsored silence. This wasn’t included in the total price but the money raised still went to Comic Relief.

The combined money from each tutor group made a total of: £673.11

All of the money raised has been sent off to Comic Relief.

Girls Aloud Offical Split

Last night Girls Aloud announced that they have split up after their final performance in Liverpool celebrating their last time together.

The five stars – KImberly Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding and Nicola Roberts -tweeted, “Dear Alouders, we just want to say from the bottom of our hearts Thank You!! this tour has been an amazing experience and the perfect chance to say thank you for being on this journey with us through a decade.”

Once reuniting on the 16th November last year, the girls had been leading solo careers, but came together for their twelve-date UK tour.

They have had a very successful ten years as they have won a 2009 Brit Award for the best single, The Promise, they have sold 4.3 million singles and have had twenty top ten hits between 2002 and 2009.

The Girls Aloud fan base will we saddened at this sudden decision of the break up, but will be comforted by the tweets from the girls.


Helen Yemm Interview

Helen Yemm (gardening expert from the Daily Telegraph) visited the school on Friday 8th March to speak to the school’s gardening club and to speak to the members of the BBC News School Report team. She was interviewed by school reporters Tamsin and Nicola. The interview is split into two parts and the two parts of the interview are below.

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