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Pupils help raise money for children

PUBLISHED: 05:53 28 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:54 03 March 2010

students at a Felixstowe school took part in a whole host of different activities to raise funds for the BBC Children in Need appeal.

The Sixth Form at Orwell High School got into costume and into the fun of the day by dressing up as different characters.

students at a Felixstowe school took part in a whole host of different activities to raise funds for the BBC Children in Need appeal.

The Sixth Form at Orwell High School got into costume and into the fun of the day by dressing up as different characters.

They organised a staff Generation Game, during which David Forrest, head teacher, had his face made up, while another teacher was dressed in a bin bag and taught a new dance, much to the amusement of the large crowd gathered in the music hall to watch.

In Year 9 Jeanette Blanchett, on her own initiative, approached several businesses in the town asking for raffle prizes, with great success. She and her friends worked hard throughout the whole week selling tickets and raised more than £60.

Three Year 7 pupils, Casey Barber, Alice Watkins and Rebecca Clarke, persuaded food technology teacher, Nick Day, to lend them his room and his cookers after school and to supervise them while they made all the cakes.

Casey raised £25 in sponsorship from friends and neighbours and they also approached Safeway who, together with Casey's mum, generously provided ingredients.

The girls then took the cakes to elderly residents of two Felixstowe residential and retirement homes, Rowland House and the Suffolk Retirement Home.

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