School raises over £1000 for charities week

Brave teachers submitting to being "pied" - all for a good cause

Teachers were pied, cakes were baked and balloons were popped during last week Charities Week in which Bolingbroke’s pupils and staff raised over £1,000 for charity

Each individual Civitas group held their own fund raising activity, chosen by the pupils themselves. One of the most successful was the snack stall, which raised over £100 in 20 minutes and quickly sold out of all its stock, while Year 8s breakfast sale raised £75 in only 25 minutes.

The Year 8 breakfast sale soon sold out, and raised £75 in 25 minutes!

One of the most popular events was the chance to “pie” a teacher with a cream cake, with Mr Borley, Mikey Wilson and Glen Trevis stepping up to the plate, while Mr Dinh and Mr Griffin offered themselves up to endure having wet sponges thrown at them by eager pupils!

Red balloon popping proved another popular fund raising event


Other fund raising efforts included a red balloon prize pop, a doughnut sale and no uniform day where the whole school ditched their uniforms for the day and turned up in their civvies. A brain box/poker face challenge was another event, while pupils shot basketball hoops, and a hot chocolate stall was a sell out. A school games event rounded off the week on Friday.


Bennet promoting the snack stall in his bespoke pizza suit!


One of the key beneficiaries of these fund raising efforts will be Battersea Dog and Cats home which was voted for by the pupils, while a third of the money will go towards supporting charities in Australia to help animals and people devastated by the wildfires. Meanwhile, all monies raised by Year 7 will be donated to Marie Curie Cancer Care in memory of a fellow former pupil and friend at Belleville School who very sadly recently died of cancer.