On Friday 24th March at 11:10am, students, teachers and staff from Newminster and Chantry Middle School in Morpeth put on their dancing shoes in support of Red Nose Day 2017.
This was the biggest fundraiser that Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools have ever done. Over the past few months, students and staff have been busy planning, practising and perfecting their two dances. Over 1000 students performed their dances to Olly Murs’ ‘Dance with Me Tonight’ and ‘Shut Up and Dance’ by Walk the Moon which were chosen by student voice. The dances had been choreographed by year 8 students.
The day itself was packed with fun and fundraising, with the whole school community getting involved to help Comic Relief and have fun on Red Nose Day 2017 including a bake sale, pennies used to create the school crest and the whole schools sponsored dances which was filmed by a drone.
Please watch BBC LOOK NORTH tonight for footage of our fundraising efforts for Comic Relief!
Click ‘continue reading’ for images of the dance and a message from the Head of School and students.
Mr Steven Johnson, Head of School at Chantry Middle School said, “Today has been fantastic! All of the students have worked hard over the past few months and having over 1,000 students from the two schools performing together was a great achievement. They should all be very proud of themselves. Well done everyone!”
‘It looked incredible to see two schools dancing in time with each other’ – Matthew Preston, year 8 pupil from Newminster Middle School.
‘The dance helped us to get better at teamwork and it really inspired us to mix in with others and try new things’ – Amy Stephenson and Jasmine Haigh, year 8 pupils from Chantry Middle School.
The money raised by the public is spent by Comic Relief to help people living incredibly tough lives, both here in the UK and Africa.
Newminster and Chantry Middle Schools have recently been given the Red Nose Day Super School award by Comic Relief for their fundraising efforts.