Comic Relief fun at Meiklemill

Meiklemill staff  after their makeovers by pupils
Meiklemill staff after their makeovers by pupils

Ellon’s Meiklemill Primary School chose to go with the national theme of ‘Make Your Face Funny for Money’ for Comic Relief this year.

The children came to school with their faces decorated, bringing £1 for doing so on the day.

Danny, Chloe and Grant with the Red Nose Day cake 'Astrosnort'

Danny, Chloe and Grant with the Red Nose Day cake 'Astrosnort'

In addition, pupil council representatives completely sold out the school’s stock of 300 red noses beforehand and during the week leading up to the event, each class organised its own mini fundraiser.

Ideas included Guess the Amount of Sweets in the Jar, a Red Nose Day cake was decorated to look like ‘Astro Snort’, another class collected ‘smush’ coins, as well as another covering a large red nose in 20ps, 10ps and 5ps. Other fundraisers included the selling of Red Nose Day cupcakes.

At the end of the day, pupils from each class were given the ‘privilege’ of deocrating the faces of 17 members of staff and classes gathered in the hall to join in the fun.

Deputy head teacher Lorna Keith said: “Once again the generosity of our families has been overwhelming and we have raised over £920 for Comic Relief.

Layla of P3 joins in the fun.

Layla of P3 joins in the fun.

“During the previous week it had been World Book Day and a collection of over 550 books was gathered by our families for children in countries where nine of 10 children do not own a book of their own.

“This had been preceded by our Mini Pots of Care project for Marie Curie which saw children taking home a newly sprouted daffodil bulb, which had been planted in December. Our collection for that came to over £320.

“We would once again like to thank all of our families for supporting us.”