Comic antics at Steyning Grammar raise more than £5,000

Sam Finch, Sasha Watkins, Emily Berrett, Madi Feary and Maddie Kerredge at Steyning Grammar School
Sam Finch, Sasha Watkins, Emily Berrett, Madi Feary and Maddie Kerredge at Steyning Grammar School
  • Whole school involved in Comic Relief fundraising
  • Sixth form college champions jelly bath and leg waxing
  • Younger students hold sponsored silence and music events
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STEYNING Grammar School was a sea of red, as staff and students joined in the Comic Relief fundraising efforts.

A total of £5,092 was raised after sixth form college students organised a range of fun activities, spurred on by the Government’s commitment to double the amount raised by schools.

Antics included tug-of-war, a wacky fashion show, karaoke, jelly bath and leg waxing the football teams.

Head teacher Nick Wergan said: “Students and staff exemplified the Steyning Grammar School spirit – commitment, hard work and great fun, in support of a fantastic charity.

“I am very proud of the amount students raised, how they worked together across all year groups and the passion they showed to support those less fortunate than themselves.“

The students’ creative genius was exploited, including covering the entire sixth form college centre in red spots.

Dylan Fane has his legs waxed

Dylan Fane has his legs waxed

Sally Randall, director of sixth form, said: “Our students have been inspirational in doing something funny for money.

“Their positive mind-set and generosity of spirit as young people determined to help other young people less fortunate than they will have far reaching life-changing consequences.”

Head boy Ross Cusden was first to take the plunge in the jelly bath.

He said: “It felt like getting in a bath of rice pudding. I would like to encourage as many people to do ridiculous things like this for such a good cause.”

It felt like getting in a bath of rice pudding. I would like to encourage as many people to do ridiculous things like this for such a good cause

Head boy Ross Cusden, on the jelly bath

Meanwhile, Olly Parker one of the first to be waxed.

He said: “I thought it was going to be more painful than it was, but it’s all part of it, raising money for a really good cause.”

The legs were auctioned off to students in advance, raising £600.

At the Church Street site, younger pupils ran their own challenges, like a sponsored silence, photo booth, football competition, music and dance events and a cake sale.