Red Nose Day

St Giles School took part in Red Nose Day.

Comic Relief is an operating British charity, founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia. The highlight of Comic Relief's appeal is Red Nose Day, a biennial telethon held in March, alternating with sister project Sport Relief.

Red Nose Day is a UK-wide fundraising event organised by Comic Relief every two years. On Red Nose Day everyone is encouraged to cast inhibitions aside, put on a Red Nose and fundraise – celebrities included! It culminates in a night of cutting edge comedy and moving documentary films on BBC One.

The day started with some imaginative, crazy hair styles and hair colours for those wanting to join in with the Crazy hair and non-uniform.

Although the Piece de resistance was the 27 individual entries for the Cup Cake competition that the children had made. Each entrant made 6 entries and one cup take was taken from each.

The Major of Matlock came to judge our Cup Cake Competition. He commented that we had ruined his diet but was duty bound to taste each cake.

There were three categories – 1st Best Presentation and overall Cup Cake, with 2 runners up – one for taste and one for texture.

The Mayor of Matlock is fully qualified for the job of Judge as he went to catering college and knows a good bake when he sees and tastes one. He tasted, smelled, looked and then made his final judgement………………….

And the winners were

1st Best Presentation and overall Cup Cake – Roberta (Reception)

Runner up for taste – Olivia (Reception)

Runner up for texture – David (Year 1)

Roberta won a multi layered, sweet filled, Red Nose cake (made by a member of staff who wishes to stay anonymous but thank you Mrs Slack), as well as a Red Nose Sippy Cup and her very own Red Nose.

The Runners up won a Red Nose Sippy Cup and their very own Red Nose.

The Mayor of Matlock, Brian Smith, said “I am thrilled at how innovative the children have been at the different ways of making money and of helping people who aren’t as fortunate as they are”.

At the end of the day all the Cakes went on Sale. The children helped run the cake stalls, with a watchful eye from St Giles’ Head Boy, Jack.

The Cup Cake sale was a great success and a testament to the small but caring community of St Giles School, Matlock.

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