Wreake Valley Academy Children in Need

Our annual children in need event started with a letter from the BBC to congratulate us on being ‘one of our top school fundraisers for BBC Children in Need in 2016’ and to ‘say a big THANK YOU to the staff, pupils and wider school community for your loyal support offered to the charity’.
By virtue of this acknowledgement, we were also allowed to use their special logo for promoting our future events, and we received a certificate to display in school.
In preparation for CiN 2017, and as is now customary, our Charity Council spotified the whole school to promote our event with students & staff and to get everyone in the mood for some fundraising fun.
Staff and students worked really hard together to put on activities that would raise as much money as possible. This year, as well as football tournaments throughout the week, a nail bar and tuck shop, a group of Year 10 boys decided to use our rowing machines to ‘row the channel’ all in aid of this wonderful cause.
Splat the Teacher proved as popular as ever and we had the most amazing cakes donated by parents for our bake sale as well as some spotacular efforts from students. Our raffle was a great success and we would like to thank the BBL for their donation of tickets for a family of four to the Basketball League Final Match at the Barclaycard Arena. As always, the event finished on Friday afternoon with the Staff vs Student football match. Students paid £1 each to watch this sporting highlight.
This year the stakes were higher than ever as the new Charity Cup was up for grabs for the winners. Thanks to some very charitable play by the Sixth Form students, the game ended evens with a 5-5 draw. After years of losing, the staff finally triumphed and won on penalties, 19 – 18.
All of our students’ behaviour was excellent throughout the week and they took part in all the events in the manner befitting of both the school and the charity event. We would like to thank them and their parents for their fabulous support.
A special thanks goes out to the Charity Council who give up many of their lunch and break times to ensure the occasion was a success. We raised over £2100 and money is still coming in.