Put a smile on your face for Comic Relief

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Red Nose Day is back and once again pupils and teachers from all over Yorkshire will be getting involved in the fun, taking the lead of a local high school.

Thousands of schools across the region took part in the last Red Nose Day and Comic Relief is expecting even more to get on board this year.

Last Red Nose Day Calder High School in Hebden Bridge raised an incredible £2472 by taking part in a number of activities including an Interform Benchball Competition helping to fund projects right here in Yorkshire and across the UK.

This year, the dedicated pupils and teachers at the Calder High School hope they can raise even more by holding a stand up comedy event and ‘Sponge the Teacher’ event. 

Mrs Jan Healey, Learning for Life co-ordinator, said, “We love taking part in Red Nose Day and getting our pupils, teachers and even parents involved in the fun. It’s a great way to bring everyone together and we always come up with something different to raise as much money as we can. Everyone really gets stuck in!”

This year, Comic Relief is challenging schools in Yorkshire to make their faces funny for money. From sporting face paints and silly wigs, to giving kids a lesson in face yoga or transforming into mini versions of famous comedians, there are loads of ways for schools to get involved. 

Comic Relief uses the cash raised through Red Nose Day to help vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the UK and Africa.

For Red Nose Day 2015, UK schools have a special mission to raise enough money to help get 300,000 children across Africa into education and learning. For more ways to get involved, visit www.rednoseday.com/schools

Teachers can get started by signing up for a free School Fundraising Resource Pack - head to rednoseday.com/schoolspack