On Friday 24th March, Northampton Academy held a day of entertainment for Red Nose Day 2017.
This was one of the most successful fundraisers the academy has ever organised. Over the past few weeks, the School Council were been busy organising host of activities for the day.
The day itself was packed with fundraising fun, which started in the morning when students came to school wearing red, making a change from their usual school uniforms.
Next up was a cake sale at break time, in which the popular cakes sold out within five minutes!
In the hall at break time, students were treated to Mr Parnell's surprise, which consisted of him being asked five questions - and getting them all wrong, which resulted in him being 'gunged' by lucky students who held the winning tickets!
For the rest of the staff, as well as coming to school in 1980s themed fancy dress, the tables were turned with teachers putting their skills to the test in a talent show contest judged by the students. In addition to singing and dancing the show featured jokes from Mr Atkinson, a trombone solo from Mr Leveridge, a piano piece from Mr. Parnell and a marshmallow eating challenge from Mr Haig. The show was won by 'Bon Jovi' with their wonderful rendition of 'Livin' on a Prayer' and 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' came a close second.
The academy raised over £1035 during the course of the day and this is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both here in the UK and Africa.
Lisa Hawkins, a teacher at Northampton Academy, said “We are a caring school with inspirational pupils who wants to give back to people who are less fortunate than themselves’.