Wallace pupils and staff have fun raising money for Children in Need

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Staff and students at Wallace High School recently held a fundraising event to raise money for Children in Need.

A few aerosols of full fat cream, a handful of paper plates, a group of “volunteers” and some great music and lighting courtesy of Mr Calvert set the scene for an immensely popular break time event for Pudsy.

Ably compered by Charity Committee member Emily Cairns, and supported on stage by Year 13 student Timothy Wiggam, winning names emerged from the tombola as jubilant pupils made their way to the stage to select their victim.

The brave teachers were Miss Stevenson, Miss Topley, Mr Alexander, Mr Glenn and Mr Monteith; they were joined on stage by Head Girl Emily and Head Boy Jordan. The events which followed could form the basis of a fiendishly difficult probability question as brother and sister Sarah and Andrew both emerged winners from the raffle and Deputy Head Girl Jasmine got to “pie” Emily.

The male teachers demonstrated that men are just over grown boys as they revelled in the opportunity to enact a classic scene from silent movies.

A great total of £550 was raised and fun had by all.

In the academic year of 2015-16 the school raised just under £24,000 for charity including an amazing £11,005 for Cancer Fund for Children.

The final charity of the term will be Tiny Life, which is the Mayor’s charity.

Senior Teacher Heather Gracey said: “Wallace was founded by a famous philanthropist and it is a key element of our ethos to encourage a generosity of spirit. I know that our Principal, Mrs O’Hare, is thrilled by the staggering sum raised and delighted that so many of our pupils are volunteering with charities. We are hoping to raise a great sum for Tiny Life.”