Leighton got extremely funny for Red Nose money!

Beaudesert Comic Relief
Beaudesert Comic Relief

There were some funny goings-on in the Leighton Buzzard area on Friday as plenty of money was raised locally for Comic Relief.

Beaudesert Lower School had their first-ever comedy performance, entitled Stand Up For Red Nose Day, in the morning, planned and led completely by the children.

Linslade School battle of the bands

Linslade School battle of the bands

Parents bought tickets to attend. Children from every year group told their own jokes and had the audience in fits!

Staff all took part in the non uniform day ‘wear something red’ challenge.

It was rounded off by the whole school singing Put A Nose On It!, taught to them by a committed band of teaching assitants. The teaching assistants also organised the baking of over 500 red nose biscuits!

Headteacher Vanessa Pearce said: “We are so proud of the talent of the children and the enthusiasm with which they sang, baked, told jokes and got dressed up in red for the day.

Connells Comic Relief

Connells Comic Relief

“Because of the tremendous effort by everyone, we have raised over £400 so far....final count Monday. Mr Barnfather chair of our PTA re-iterated what a fabulous show the children put on for the parents and pledged that PTA would make our donation up to £500!”

> Teachers and students at Linslade School knew they would have to face the music if they didn’t come out on top in their battle of the bands.

Students’ ‘School of Rock Band’ went head to head against the staff’s very own ‘Dark Side’. Which of the two bands would command the respect of the school?

After weeks of practising by the students compared to the hours of practice by the staff, the stage was set and both bands played their hearts out to an appreciative audience and all in the name of Comic Relief.

The staff played first, the gruff tones of Mr Varnom reaching to every corner of the school.

Then it was the turn of the students who performed with their own brand of rock style and sophistication.

But who would dominate the stage once and for all? The pupils voted and there could be no doubting the ‘School of Rock Band’ was victorious. As one pupil said: ‘It was an epic contest’.

The school raised £750 for Comic Relief.

> Connells Group employees, whose headquarters are based in Leighton Buzzard, got into the spirit of Red Nose Day with a number of fundraising activities.

Everything from an 80s fancy dress competition and bake sales, to a paper planes challenge and a raffle of a fabulous bespoke ‘Red Nose’ cake.

David Livesey, Connells Group CEO said: “Our head office teams here in Leighton Buzzard have had a great day getting on board with fun and outrageous activities to celebrate Red Nose Day. We hope to have raised a lot of money for this worthwhile charitable cause.”

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