Red Nose Book Day

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Pupils at Gateways School combined World Book Day with Red Nose Day to create Red Nose Book Day and raised £820 for Comic Relief and St Gemma’s Hospice.

The day was organised and run by pupils in Year 9 of the Harewood-based school as part of their Archbishop of York Young Leaders’ Award.

Children donated money to dress up as characters from literature. Within the high school, all forms were given a theme, ranging from Mr Men and Little Miss to Jesus and the 12 disciples.

“This made for a very interesting costume parade in morning assembly,” said a spokesman.

“The pupils organising the event made sure there was something for everyone, as well as plenty of opportunities for donations.

“There was a very popular bake sale at first break, reading activities in the library and a literary treasure hunt for the Prep School.

“The highlight of the day was the “I’m a Celebrity” style competition entitled; “I’m a Teacher, Get me out of the PAC”.”

Pupils were given the chance to vote, via donation, for the teachers who they wanted to see compete in the challenge.

The competition, which was held at lunch time, saw the selected teachers agree to face elimination through a range of challenges including a Book Obstacle Course, finding stars in buckets of spider-infested slime, and an eating challenge involving some interesting flavours of jelly bean.