Rocking out for Red Nose Day

Bourne Academy Red Nose day lunchtime concert EMN-150313-155714009
Bourne Academy Red Nose day lunchtime concert EMN-150313-155714009

Pupils at Bourne Academy hosted their very own rock show on Friday in aid of this year’s Comic Relief, helping to raise over £1,500 on Red Nose Day.

Entrants of the school’s recent Bourne Academy’s Got Talent competition took to the stage at lunchtime to perform for the whole school, helping to raise lots of money for the charity.

During the week leading up to Red Nose Day the pupils also went around the school selling red noses and baked an array of cakes in readiness for Friday’s cake sale.

At lunchtime on Friday, the pupils filled the school hall to enjoy the delicious cakes and took part in a number of exciting competitions, as well as Red Nose Day face painting.

Three members of staff, including Ted Fisk, Jonathan Poulter and Chris Stokes also got into the Red Nose Day spirit and shaved off their beards to raise funds for the worthwhile cause, whilst two female members of staff from the science department appeared to grow beards for the day.

Headteacher at Bourne Academy, Laurence Reilly said: “We were delighted to again raise just over £1,500 for Comic Relief. There were a range of fundraising activity stalls arranged through out individual houses and the pupils enjoyed themselves during an extended lunch break, entertained by a range of the school’s talented musicians.

“Having raised £9,300 last year for charity, our aim as a school is to top the £10,000 mark this year.”