Dodgy dinosaurs, cheeky chimps, winsome witches, super superheroes and even some elegant elephants have all been busy putting their best feet (and paws) forward to raise more than £3,000 for charity. They were taking part in a fun-filled 5k run at Grange Academy to raise money for CLIC Sargent for Children with Cancer and the School Hardship fund. The event was organised and promoted by senior pupils in the Community Sports Leadership Award (CSLA) with support from the school fun run committee and teacher Charlie Adams.
In addition to marketing and publicising the special day, they also mentored classmates on how best to prepare and take part. They also managed to persuade many teachers and staff to put on a silly outfit and do the run – and their efforts paid off, with more than 800 people taking part!
Early race leader was PE teacher Mr Allan dressed as a dinosaur, but his challenge was soon extinct as he was passed by 5th year pupil Stephen McIndoe, who took the event seriously in full running gear!
Stephen said: “I’m delighted! The whole day has been so much fun and it was fantastic to see so many pupils involved, raising money for such a great causes.” Stephanie Primrose, Cabinet Member for Skills and Learning added: “What an amazing amount was raised an excellent charity! “The pupils and teachers all looked great in their outfits and it was brilliant see so many weird, wonderful and very creative costumes jogging past towards the finishing line!”
The fun run organised by Mr. Adams In the P. E. Department raised over £3000.
Once again Grange Academy has exceeded all expectations and raised a massive £8368 for Children in Need 2014 (and still counting!). It was a fantastic day of fun and fund-raising from bake –off to Mr Johnston completing his induction as our Head Teacher in the gunge tank. Thanks to all staff, teaching and support staff for their patience and goodwill. Special thanks go to the S5 and S6 pupils led by the senior prefect team who were fantastic – the time, effort and hard work they put in beforehand decorating the hall, organising events, selling tickets and on the day supervising the many activities, resulted in one of the most successful Children in Need days ever! Finally, a massive thanks to every pupil who contributed in any way to the fundraising – you were all brilliant. Can any sponsor money raised for CHILDREN IN NEED be handed in to Mr Hollywood ASAP please, as we need to finalise the total.
On Friday the 12th of December, we asked the whole school to wear a Christmas Jumper to help raise money for Save the Children.Everyone who Christmas Jumper, donated £1 or more to help save children’s lives across the world. Anyone in school who did not have a Christmas jumper, was encouraged to dress up a ordinary jumper with tinsel etc. This event took place throughout the country and Grange Academy were delighted to take part.