by Shyler Little, Year 12
On the 25th of October, students in Sixth Form dived straight into the excitement of PINK DAY! From pyjamas to slippers, hair dye to tutus, Year 12 and Year 13 engulfed themselves in the pink world for an amazing cause, the Breast Cancer Now charity! Students from the Charities Committee, who meet on a Thursday lunchtime, organised a delicious bake sale for main school during break and lunch. Brownies, cupcakes, doughnuts and all biscuits imaginable were part of the sugary treats available at the bake sale. Particular thanks to ‘Bake me a Cake’ in Whitley Bay and Roderick Tan for their amazing professional cake donations, which were raffled to staff.
With the money from the cake sale combined with the students’ donations to dress as pink and as crazy as possible, we raised a staggering total of £882.00, with Matt Caffrey (Year 13) alone raising £225.00 for dying his hair pink! An amazing result. One of the true privileges of Sixth Form, Year 12 and Year 13 strutted proudly around the school in their cosiest pink pyjamas, or brightest pink hoodies, whilst persuading every student from lower school to donate their money and buy some treats.
After a stressful assessment week leading up to it, the first of the year, Pink Day was just the relaxation we all needed before the week off. The annual fun day was a major success, and I’m confident Year 12 can’t wait for it again next year. Although some got stuck into it more than others, it was nice to see the whole of Sixth Form unite in pink for such a special cause, a cause which effects so many people including our own staff and students.