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Students at Glebelands School, Cranleigh were superheroes of fundraising for Children in Need on Friday 14th November. The students were busy all week fundraising for their two charities Children in Need and Water Aid. The events were organised by the students of Year 8 who did a superb job of raising money and publicising the event.

Each tutor group in Year 8 held a bake sale in the days running up to Children in Need Friday and their fantastic baking was a big hit with the other year groups. Fundraising from this alone raised over £200 in four days which was brilliant. Congratulations go to the mighty 8MPR who raised £91 in one day with their bake sale, they were baking superstars!
Friday the 14th of November started off with Catherine McAulay, Head of Achievement for Year 8 celebrating the success of Year 8 fundraisers with BBC Radio Surrey's breakfast presenter James Cannon live on air and explaining why fundraising and charity is so important for the staff and students at Glebelands School. Students then arrived in mufti and a great variety of Superhero and Supervillain costumes. The day was full of fun with students and staff generously donating pennies and pounds throughout the day. Students took part in a golf swing speed challenge with Mr Garrett and watched a charity tug of war competition at lunchtime which was very entertaining. The French department also helped to raise an amazing £94 on the day from their marvellous students.

Special mention also goes to staff costumes with Ms McAulay as Superhero Pudsey, Mr Ransom's homemade tinfoil superhero costume which was designed by his four year old daughter, Mrs Clarke who was The Crow, the D and T department who were The Incredibles and Mrs Keane Head of Learning Support who was a brilliant Hong Kong Fuey. Great costume awards for students went to Charlie Kimber in Y7, Dylan Goddon and Jamie Johnston in Y8, Caleb Munro in Y10 and Ryan Hendon in Y11!

A total of £1104 was raised during a brilliant week of fundraising which will be split between Children in Need and Water Aid.

Ms Catherine McAulay
Head of Achievement, Year 8