Pupils join together to support Comic Relief

Pupils from Newminster Middle School and Technology College enjoyed the sponsored outdoor dance activity they did for Comic Relief. Picture by Keith Robertson.
Pupils from Newminster Middle School and Technology College enjoyed the sponsored outdoor dance activity they did for Comic Relief. Picture by Keith Robertson.
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More than 500 pupils gathered on the yard to dance to a fund-raising beat.

Newminster Middle School and Technology College’s big activity for Comic Relief was a sponsored open air whole school routine.

Pupils from Newminster Middle School and Technology College enjoyed the sponsored outdoor dance activity they did for Comic Relief. Picture by Keith Robertson.

Pupils from Newminster Middle School and Technology College enjoyed the sponsored outdoor dance activity they did for Comic Relief. Picture by Keith Robertson.

The students, who were in their house polo shirts, were joined by over 30 staff members for the five-minute performance. The song they danced to was Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) by Shakira.

The finale saw the house groups come together and those in red formed a ‘Red Nose’ circle shape.

Funds collected by the pupils will be brought into school this week and staff are hopeful of sending a decent total to Comic Relief.

Music teacher at Newminster, Charlotte Jones, said: “We did some preparation in various groups during classes and assemblies, but the actual performance was the first time that everyone did the dance together.

Pupils from Newminster Middle School and Technology College enjoyed the sponsored outdoor dance activity they did for Comic Relief. Picture by Keith Robertson.

Pupils from Newminster Middle School and Technology College enjoyed the sponsored outdoor dance activity they did for Comic Relief. Picture by Keith Robertson.

“It went very well and there was a great atmosphere as all those who took part really enjoyed the activity and got into the Red Nose spirit.

“Before the routine started, our percussion ensemble performed an excellent marching percussion groove.”

Students also raised money on the day by selling cakes and Red Noses and playing Comic Relief games at break and lunch times. In addition, a poster competition was organised to advertise the dance and the high standard of entries meant there were six winners.

Elizabeth Kinninment, head of school at Newminster, said: “This is another fantastic example of our students and staff working together to support the work of an amazing charity.”

Pupils from Newminster Middle School and Technology College enjoyed the sponsored outdoor dance activity they did for Comic Relief. Picture by Keith Robertson.

Pupils from Newminster Middle School and Technology College enjoyed the sponsored outdoor dance activity they did for Comic Relief. Picture by Keith Robertson.