Every two years Red Nose Day is celebrated and money is raised to help support children and adults both here in the UK and abroad in Africa. The Student Council decided that at Hampstead we should take action to support this worthy cause. Posters were created and displayed round the school to make the other students aware of what was planned and each council representative explained to their class what would be happening and how they could be involved.
On Red Nose Day itself, March 13th, children and staff came in wearing red t-shirts, red wigs, red ribbons and a of course a variety of comical red noses. As well as making donations to the charity for wearing red, the school community, including teachers, parents and students, came together to produce a vast amount of baked goodies to sell at the Red Nose Day Bake Sale. This continued throughout the day and due to the high volume of sugary treats that were donated, it also spread out onto the forecourt for an impromptu after school sale. Our wonderful PTA were instrumental in this and offered great support with the organising of the baked goods and staffing of the sale. As well as this, Talia Kedar in Grade 2 had also spent the last month making a variety of bead bracelets and necklaces to sell so that even more money could be given to the charity. She alone raised an impressive £300. The “grand reveal” when the Student Council share the total raised will take place during the last Town Meeting of term.