Comic Relief at The Kingsmead School

The Kingsmead School got involved in a variety of awareness and fund raising activities for Comic Relief, recently.

Our Southgate and Wisgreaves staff cooked several jacket potato lunches, with a range of fillings for staff and students to enjoy.

Bridge Street sold red noses, wore red and odd socks, baked and sold cakes made by students in order to raise money and awareness.

At a Boxing session, Derby City Boxing Academy supported students to raise over £60.

The new Fitness Room at the Options Centre was opened to students from throughout the school. Students learnt about the needs of young people in different parts of the world, particularly in Kenya. This is because the school has supported at least 1 member of staff every year through the Derby County programme, to visit a school in Kenya. Staff volunteer at the school during a holiday – they build, teach and support the school. Kingsmead students send letters and emails to students and are always enthusiastic and interested to see what their staff have achieved and how the Kenyan school is doing.

To support both Comic Relief and the Kenyan visit students were encouraged to “reach” Kenya by cycling, rowing, running, scoring goals and points to achieve “Kenyan Air Miles” as well as making donations.

In Maths sessions, students completed the conversions from miles to kilometres, from “goals” to “Kenyan Air Miles”. The students achieved reaching Kenya as a collective effort – one student ran on the treadmill for 25 miles!

In total, the school raised over £250 and just as importantly students enthusiastically took part and recognised the needs of others.