School’s charity week fun-filled

Teacher Nick Tomaszewski is gunged during Pocklington Schools Charity Week.
Teacher Nick Tomaszewski is gunged during Pocklington Schools Charity Week.

Pupils, staff and superheroes – along with a few bucketloads of gunge – joined forces to raise £2,825 during Pocklington’s School Charity Week.

A highly competitive Easter bake-off, followed by a Lower School fair, set the tone for a week of events which united the school in good-natured, creative fundraising fun.

Sixth formers presented themselves in a superhero butler auction, selling their services as assistants for the day, in a bidding war expertly presided over by Mr Hall.

Tuesday’s popular non-uniform day also saw human 10-pin bowling and the ever-riotous big game of musical chairs on Fentons’ Fields.

The highlight of (almost) everyone’s week – the staff gunging – took place after pupils and staff voted enthusiastically for their choice among those teachers lucky enough to make the shortlist.

Three teachers with the most votes were duly gunged: Mr Braidwood-Smith, Miss Roman-Blencoe and Mr Tomaszewski, who retires this year after 26 years at the school. All took their gunging gracefully without (much) complaint.

The money raised was split between the school’s four chosen charities: Cool Earth, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Winston’s Wish and Project Mala.