Sixth form students raise £4,500 for East Anglian charities in a week
PUBLISHED: 16:44 19 February 2019 | UPDATED: 09:26 20 February 2019
Almost £5,000 has been raised by sixth form students for East Anglian charities.
The sixth form at Diss High School’s annual charity week saw £4,500 raised for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) and the East Anglian Air Ambulance, both of which are reliant on fundraising.
The week started with a traditional sixth form fancy dress, with some students paying £3 to come in different guises every day.
Other events saw a charity fun-run, a Slime the Teacher quiz, ‘I’m a teacher get me out of here,’ a drag show, and in the final show of the week almost £400 was raised in one session at the regular staff karaoke.
Business Sixth Form students also organised a charity auction, raising £950, while cakes were decorated and sold at breaks and lunchtimes.
On Wednesday evening, there was a quiz night during which pupils, teachers and parents competed in a packed Ballantyne Hall at the school.