A day of fundraising took place at Northampton Academy for Children In Need. Students came to school in mufti for a donation of £1. A teacher bake-off was organised by the School Council in which students voted for their favourite cake, this was extremely popular and the cakes sold out fast. The winning cake was by Computer Science teacher Miss Davis with her amazing and delicious Pudsey creation. Student Olivia Hysa won the prize in the student category for her beautiful chocolate cupcakes which were the first to sell out. This event raised £70 towards the grand total.
A music concert in the hall followed at lunch-time where students showed off their musical skills to their peers, with songs ranging from ‘Man in the Mirror’ by Michael Jackson to ‘Heaven’ by Brian Adams and Emily Sande's 'Read all about it'. The atmosphere was fantastic and a great time was had by all. A further £200 raised over the lunchtime period with smaller events including a penalty shoot-out with students testing their skills against teachers and basketball hoops, where students competed for the most shots in one minute. The grand total raised was £1232 with more money still coming in.
Music Teacher Miss Davenhill who leads the School Council commented: "Members of the School Council worked extremely hard on this event which has been a great success. I would like to say how proud I am of staff and students at Northampton Academy for donating so generously and especially to the Student Council whose determination paid off, helping raise over £1200 in total."
Winning Bake Off student Olivia said: “ I think the day went really well and we raised a lot of money for Children in Need. Everybody put a lot of effort into the cake sale and other activities, but I am so pleased that my cakes were the first to run out and were the winners! I am It is so impressive how the whole school got involved and I would like to thank everyone for helping the Student Council raise so much money.”