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Spooktacular Sixth Formers raise £189 for charity

22 October 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in: ,

Our Sixth Form students and members of staff pulled out all the stops and came to college dressed to impress in their frightfully fabulous Halloween outfits, and in doing so raised £189 for CALM, a charity supporting mental health. Thank you to the Sixth Form Student Leadership team for adorning the college with Halloween-inspired decorations, with zombies, pumpkins and skeletons galore, and with special thanks to Holly Brydon, Olivia Palmer and James Roberts for their help in organising the event.

The Student Leaders said: ”As a Sixth form senior leadership team, we decided that we wanted to raise money for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), a brilliant cause, through a dress-up day. We organised for everyone to come dressed up, and hosted a competition for the best costumes. We chose dressing up as our way to raise the money as many people with mental health issues often mask their feelings to the outside world, so in solidarity we put on literal masks to join them and to try and break the stigma surrounding talking about mental health. We are most grateful for what CALM do as a charity. It is so important to get the word of mental health out there, especially as there has been a huge raise in suicide since the beginning of the pandemic. Now is a better time than any.”

Students entered a competition for the funniest, scariest and best costumes and staff voted to choose the winners below:

YEAR 12 WINNERS

Funniest Costume – Edmund Richardson / Scariest Costume – Charlotte Hoole / Best Costume – Lily Clarkson

YEAR 13 WINNERS

Funniest Costume – Ethan Fox / Scariest Costume – Charlie Coles / Best Costume – Alex Tizzard

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