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Diss High school uses Taskmaster and I’m a Celebrity for inspiration to raise £2,500 for EACH





Staff members were put through a series of weird and wonderful challenges as Diss High School raised £2,500 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

TV shows Taskmaster and I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here inspired the school’s latest week-long fundraising efforts, meaning it has now given a total of £33,800 to the hospice.

Teacher Elizabeth Hughes praised the school’s sixth-form committee for organising such a range of events, which also helped to raise £1,000 for mental health charity Mind.

Sixth-formers at Diss High School celebrate raising £2,500 for Each. PIcture: Mark Bullimore
Sixth-formers at Diss High School celebrate raising £2,500 for Each. PIcture: Mark Bullimore

“It was a tiring but fun week,” she said. “I cannot fault their enthusiasm and positivity.

“They worked so hard to make it a success and clearly enjoyed themselves.

“There were big smiles throughout and to see everything come together in the manner it did was very rewarding for them. They did amazingly well.”

EACH community fundraiser Ellie Miller receives a cheque from Diss High School students
EACH community fundraiser Ellie Miller receives a cheque from Diss High School students

Staff members got into the spirit of the fundraiser, which saw them tasked with eating and drinking a number of peculiar concoctions.

Taking inspiration from the Channel 4 programme Taskmaster, staff were then put through their paces in a series of off-beat challenges.

Miss Hughes, who is also deputy director of sixth form, said: “There was so much planning involved – it was a lovely week to be part of and there was a great feeling of community.

“The students know times are tough, so were overjoyed to raise as much as they did.

“They learnt a lot about the way things work in life, showing real independence, and it’s nice to reflect upon and celebrate their achievements.”

On top of the challenges, there was a staff karaoke session, a student version of Aladdin, a band night, charity auction, quiz and a sponsored walk around Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve.



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