This year Comic Relief asked the nation to come together and make a difference to people’s lives, both here in the UK and overseas. Students from all seven schoos across the Cumbria Education Trust (CET) have been raising money for this year’s Red Nose Day appeal.

At Workington Academy there was a rowing challenge to see if staff and students could row the distance between Workington and the other schools within the trust. Students also took part in ‘Teacher Takeover’ where students could donate money to plan and teach a section of their lesson. To top things off, there was a cake sale at break and lunchtime. Workington Academy raised a massive £611.30!

At The Whitehaven Academy students and staff took part in a Sock Challenge; they were tasked with wearing the most colourful and crazy socks they could find. There was also a cake sale in the canteen at break and lunchtime. They raised £110.62.

The students at William Howard School paid 50p to guess the weight of an Easter Egg. Orcun Sabah was the winner of the competition and the school raised £51.20.

Tebay Primary School raised £75, the children donated £1 in to wear red and also a further £1 to throw wet sponges at the staff. They also teamed up with Yanwath Primary School via video link and took part in a Danceathon that lasted 15 minutes. Yanwath’s total was £159.

At Longtown Primary School the children looked wonderful dressed in red. They also held a Danceathon; there were some fantastic dancers who were rewarded with balloons and stickers. The total raised at Longtown was £187.10.

Yewdale Primary School raised £230.60 by holding a bake sale after school. Through the school day there was a Comic Relief assembly and the Nursery/Reception class had a great time face painting. In total Yewdale raised a brilliant £383.60!

The total money raised by all CET schools was £1577.42; this money will be donated to Comic Relief and will be used to help poor and disadvantaged people in both the UK and the world’s poorest communities. A big thank you for everyone that contributed.