The School Spotlight column - Pocklington School’s Charity Week

The Sixth Form Butler Auction.
The Sixth Form Butler Auction.

Pupils managed to raise £3,189 for their four chosen charities in a Pocklington School Charity Week full of laughter, snow, rain, wind and sunshine.

The annual event was packed with fundraising activities organised by the pupils themselves, from table top games to a tug of war, giant musical chairs, tombolas, a cake stall, non-uniform day, car washing, a staff versus pupils football match and quizzes.

The Disney themed Butler Auction.

The Disney themed Butler Auction.

Sixth Formers dressed as superheroes hired themselves out as butlers for the day, another subjected himself to a sponsored silence – and a popular highlight was when pupils paid for the pleasure of dumping bucketsful of gunge over staff volunteers.

Charity Week was organised by the school Sixth Form Charity Committee and supervised by Head of ICT and Computing and Sixth Form housemistress Helen Alexander. This year the total was shared by the following chosen charities: Water Aid; Andrew’s Hedgehog Hospital; St Leonard’s Hospice and the Stroke Association.

Pocklington School's head boy and girl get a gunging.

Pocklington School's head boy and girl get a gunging.

Pupils enjoy the Lower School Fair.

Pupils enjoy the Lower School Fair.

Giant Musical Chairs.

Giant Musical Chairs.

The school's head of English is covered in gunge.

The school's head of English is covered in gunge.

The Sixth Form Disney themed Butler Auction.

The Sixth Form Disney themed Butler Auction.