On Friday 13th November students at staff at Upper Batley High School took part in wide range of exciting activities to fund raise for Children In Need. The students organised the 'Wear something yellow' event and the day was a huge success. Two year 7 students representing the School Council, Bilal and Ahmed, ran assemblies for the whole school in advance of the event to raise awareness of the plight some young people face both in the UK and across the world.
Following the assemblies the School Council led a school wide entrepreneurial challenge and every form group came up with their own fund raising activity for the day. Activities included a market place during break and lunchtime selling a wide range of delicious treats- many hand baked by the boys themselves, science challenges, a penalty shoot out, sponge the teacher and much, much more. The whole day was overseen by our Year 11 prefects and we managed to raise a whopping £658 for charity.
Headteacher Sam Vickers said "Our charity work is an essential part of the work we do in school to ensure our students support others who may be less fortunate than themselves both locally and nationally. Children in Need is close to the hearts of many of our boys and they were incredibly creative in their fundraising ideas. Student uniforms were adorned with yellow ties and shirts and several Pudsey bears were seen around school in the form of staff wearing onesies and Pudsey ears! Mr Farrar and Mr Cutler were extremely popular in the sponge the teacher stall! Our students take their social responsibility incredibly seriously and the whole day was a wonderful example of student leadership by our fantastic boys"