Gospel Oak pupils dress up for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day

Pupils at Gospel Oak School celebrate Red Nose Day. Picture: Polly Hancock

Pupils at Gospel Oak School celebrate Red Nose Day. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

A school became a sea of red as hundreds of pupils and teachers dressed up to raise money for Comic Relief.

Pupils at Gospel Oak School celebrate Red Nose Day. Picture: Polly Hancock

Pupils at Gospel Oak School celebrate Red Nose Day. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Gospel Oak School’s 471 pupils wore the colour on Friday for Red Nose Day, as well as donning comical noses and over-sized glasses.

Their efforts raised £370.20 for the charity, which funds projects helping poor and disadvantaged people in the UK and abroad.

The school in Mansfield Road, Gospel Oak, also hosted after-school entertainment, with balloon making, face-painting and a bake sale in return for donations to the charity.

Business manager Claire Bailey said: “There was a lot of over-excitement, especially at the end of the day.”


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She added: “There was lots of laughing, lots of screaming and chasing the entertainer around.”

Comic Relief has now raised more than £1billion since 1985.

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