Comic Relief #RedOut

Some very lucky Year 7 students at Warlingham School were involved in the filming of a YouTube stunt to promote Red Nose Day.

Two YouTubers – Jack Maynard and Josh Pieters –  downed tools and took part in a #RedOut for 24 hours across their social channels to raise awareness of the injustices faced by vulnerable young people. Both channels then came back online at 6pm on Monday 13th March with videos that were filmed at Warlingham School.  The videos, which can be viewed on Josh and Jack’s YouTube channels, show the two YouTubers competing against each other in two challenges, with a team of five Year 7 students each.  100 Year 7 students formed an excited audience.

Laura Wilson, Schools Engagement and Fundraising Manager said: “We were absolutely thrilled to work with Warlingham School on this special project.  Warlingham have been huge supporters of Red Nose Day in the past, and have lots of great fundraising planned for this year. Red Nose Day really is a great opportunity for schools – the whole school can come together, have fun, and make a difference to lives both here in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.”

As one of Comic Relief’s top fundraisers, Warlingham School is part of the Super Fundraiser programme and has lots of exciting activities planned for Red Nose Day on Friday 24th March 2017, including a red mufti day, cake sales, a ‘Red’ Pie-A-Teacher event and tutor groups across the school raising money to take part in a Mannequin Challenge.

Mr Bradwell, Headteacher of Warlingham School said “We’re very proud to be part of Comic Relief’s Super Fundraiser programme.  Being invited to be part of the programme is a real tribute to the fundraising efforts of all our students.  Our Year 7s had a really fantastic time participating in the filming for the stunt and will remember the day for a long time.”

Video on Josh Pieter's YouTube site

Video on Jack Maynard's YouTube site

For more information about Comic Relief's #RedOut, click here.

 


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