Money is still pouring in, but at the moment the total raised by Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College for Comic Relief and another good cause is more than £750, for which MDTC is very proud.
The whole college designated Friday to be a non-uniform day, paying £1 for the privilege, and many of the students across both sites chose to come in fancy dress.
The proceeds of this are split between two charities – BEAT, a charity associated with eating disorders and Comic Relief.
On the Mablethorpe site at lunchtime, teachers, Mr Dunn and Mr Marsden (Head of Mablethorpe campus) were put in stocks and the students thoroughly enjoyed throwing wet sponges in their direction, often being very accurate with their aim!
On the Louth campus, Mike Eyre, Head of College, organised a Harlem Shake where staff and students gyrated enthusiastically to loud, electronic music.
Mr Eyre started the dance with structured dance moves and the excited group joined in. The musically-challenged throng also enjoyed dancing ‘gangnam style’! It was evident from the spectators that the college employs some very talented and musically gifted staff. Fun was had by all.
There were also competitions and games taking place over both sites throughout the day, raising money for the good cause. Guess the names of Teddy Bears and a singing dog, pick-a-square to name but a few.
Our sixth formers organised a cake stall, selling their own produce, and all who walked past found it very difficult to resist stopping to buy one. They were delicious.
Joanne Broughton, year 10 and Deanna Carden, year 9 were full of praise for everyone who took part in the dancing.
They commented that ‘Watching the dancing was very entertaining, it looked like hilarious fun”.
It was mentioned by a sixth form student that “Mr Eyre is such a trooper, it’s fantastic that he is so willing to participate in all the charitable activities MDTC hold. He spurs everyone on to enter into the spirit of things and this has a positive effect on raising money.”