Ribblesdale charity day brings in £3,000

Ribblesdale High School students perform their "flashmob' dance in Sainsbury's (s)
Ribblesdale High School students perform their "flashmob' dance in Sainsbury's (s)

Pupils at Ribblesdale High School have once again championed the way for charity fund-raising as they collected over £3,000 for two different charities in just one day.

All students and teachers took part in special activities on the day, including a flashmob at Sainsbury’s, a cheerathon, a mile walk and much more.

By the end of the day a total of £2,750 was raised for Sport Relief and £650 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

The whole school was required to wear specific attire for the day and all students were dressed from head to toe in red while teachers dressed as various different sporting heroes.

First on the agenda was the flashmob where a cheer team performed a dance for shoppers which was choreographed by Year 10 students.

The dancing, performed in aid of Sport Relief, must have gone down a treat as some shoppers actually stopped to join in.

After that the Year 7 cheerathon took place with over 250 students and 20 members of staff invading the sports hall with their homemade pom poms while staff from Roefield Leasure Centre gave the whole audience a master class in getting their heart rate going by moving their feet and pom poms at the same time.

However the main event of the day was the mile long walk undertaken by the whole school.

Mrs Sharon Cooper-Westhead and her PE team managed to organise, with the help of Year 10 students, a walk which even had some children from St James’ CE Primary School going along to take part.

The fundraising efforts did not stop there though. There was also face painting, a tombola, sponge the teacher, karaoke and numerous sporting challanges including a penalty shoot out.

There was a range of food on offer throughout the day,including Mrs Mcleod’s famous sausage rolls and biscuits, a bake sale and “chipfest” which was served up by the ever proactive PE department and staff from Sainsbury’s.

Needless to say, with all the energy that had been burned that day, the chips were all sold out by break time.

Ms Sharon Jennison, Subject Leader for Citizenship at Ribblesdale, said: “It was an amazing day where Ribblesdale proved that they are a such a charitable community school.”

“We must say a big thank you to Sainsbury’s and Roefield for their staff support and donations, but ultimately I want to say thank you to the friends and family of Ribblesdale for all their continued supprt.”