Harnessing superpowers to raise funds for charity

Children and staff harnessed their spectacular superpowers to help raise money for charity.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 8:00 am
Whytrig Middle School raised £1,200 for Red Nose Day.
Whytrig Middle School raised £1,200 for Red Nose Day.

Whytrig Middle School, in Seaton Delaval, took part in a number of activities to support Red Nose Day – raising more than £1,200 in the process.

Each class decided which of their powers to put on display – Super Stamina for dancing; SuperMemory for learning; SuperSpeed for running; and more, raising sponsorship from family and friends to demonstrate their powers for an hour.

Jon Souter, Head of School, said: “At a time where we know that times are difficult for many families and we are very reluctant to ask for donations in school, we were overwhelmed by the generosity of everyone and astounded by the amount of money we collected from our non-uniform day and sponsored ‘superhero’ activities.”

Mrs McClellan said: “I cannot believe how much money was brought in. It was just incredible – and made the pain of being cruelly disqualified from the SuperTeacher egg and spoon race a little easier to bear!”

John Barnes, Executive Headteacher at Seaton Valley Federation, said: “It was fantastic to see what the superheroes of Whytrig Middle School were able to do for charity!

"The efforts the pupils and staff put in were amazing and they are all to be congratulated on the fabulous amount raised."