A Red Nose Day with a difference!

Date published: 22 March 2021


Staff and pupils at the Alexandra Park junior school in Oldham found a different way to celebrate Red Nose Day this year - with a dress to impress day.

Due to the pandemic, red noses were not allowed this year. but the children attended school in all their finery to show their support for a bi-annual charity event. 

Samantha Nicholson-Hickling, PSHE Leader at the school, said: "Red Nose Day is something we could not let go without supporting.

"The children at our school recognise that Red Nose Day supports young people like them when they need help.

"They were all moved Ethan's story (the official Red Nose Day Story on YouTube) and they really connected with how he was supported by the charity.

"Our children have such big hearts and whenever we run charity events they always rise the occasion, giving as much as they can." 

As well as wearing their finery, the school sold biscuits and treats to raise additional money for Red Nose Day. 

To raise a smile in the theme of Red Nose Day, the school also ran a joke competition to find the best jokes.

Some classes wrote jokes for their teachers.

Mrs Nicholson-Hickling added: "The classes really got behind why we would write jokes for the adult in school.

"They recognised that the adults are working hard and need a smile sometimes.

"Every adult had a joke delivered for them and the children focused on them being cheesy bad jokes.

"It was fantastic."

Currently, the total raised for Red Nose Day is still being counted, but the school estimate approximately £300 will have been raised.


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