Year 9 Charity Day raises over £1400 for Teenage Cancer Trust

M+M Chopsticks ChallengeLast week, Year 9 held their Big Charity Day and attempted to break a number of world records to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The event took place inside the sports hall because of the weather, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the pupils, who engaged in the fun and challenging world record attempts.

These included:

  • How many trampoline seat drops they could do in a minute
  • How many balls they could catch, whilst blindfolded, in a minute
  • How many M&Ms they could eat with chopsticks, whilst blindfolded, in a minute
  • How many post-it notes could they stick to their faces in a minute
  • How many leap-frogs could they do in a minute
  • How far could they throw and catch a water balloon without it bursting
  • How quickly they could blow up a balloon until it burst
  • How quickly they could complete 100m on a Space Hopper

Mr Bird and Mr Vernon before their epic raceIt was a really fun afternoon of activities raising money for a fantastic cause. And, just when everyone thought the afternoon was over, Head of Year 9, George Vernon, announced that he would be taking on Head of Tennis, James Bird, in a Space Hopper Dash; a race that had been suggested on Seaford’s Facebook page. The pupils greatly enjoyed watching their two teachers go head to head, and although Mr Vernon took an early lead, he stumbled and rolled near the finish line, allowing Mr Bird to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, to many cheers from the watching pupils.

“It was a fantastic afternoon and all the pupils and staff had a lot of fun. I’m so proud of what the children have done and we’re now close to £1500 raised for the Teenager Cancer Trust, and counting, which is amazing!” said Mr Vernon.

If you’d like to make a donation in aid of this great cause, you can donate on their Just Giving page and help them to reach their target.

We have captured the atmosphere in a highlights video, which you can watch below.


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