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Diss High School's week of charity events smashes £4,500




Pupils present their cheque to Each
Pupils present their cheque to Each

Sixth formers in Diss have raised £4,500 for charity with an ingenious set of events, including throwing slime at their teachers.

The students from Diss High School held a week-long series just before Christmas in support of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (Each) and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

The week started with the traditional sixth form fancy dress, with students paying £3 to dress in different guises every day.

“On Tuesday, there was a slime the teacher quiz in Ballantyne Hall,” said James Hurley, sixth form co-director.

“Teachers had to answer questions, or get slimed. Wednesday lunchtime saw more on-stage chaos, with ‘I’m a teacher get me out of here’, in which they were given gruesome tasks, such as eating hot chilli peppers to edible insects and bugs.

Pupils present their cheques to the Air Ambulance (7394955)
Pupils present their cheques to the Air Ambulance (7394955)

“The ever-popular drag show pulled in a large crowd on Thursday and, in the final show of the week, almost £400 was raised in one session when the regular staff karaoke team took to the stage.”

More serious events included business students organising a charity auction, which raised £950.

Students also sold an array of cakes at breaks and lunchtimes, and held a quiz night with teams of pupils, teachers and parents. The sixth formers won.

On the Friday, the rest of the school had their turn to be in non-school uniform.

“They managed to raise £4,500 for the charities and this tells us everything we need to know about the generosity of pupils, parents and staff,” added Mr Hurley.

“An enormous amount of time was invested in the preparation, co-ordination and organisation in order to make the charity week such a resounding success.”

The money has been split between the two charities.



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