Record breaking Red Nose Day

Pupils at Casterton Business and Enterprise College attempt a world record for the longest selfie chain. Photo courtesy of Alan Walters. EMN-150316-101512001
Pupils at Casterton Business and Enterprise College attempt a world record for the longest selfie chain. Photo courtesy of Alan Walters. EMN-150316-101512001

Budding fundraisers from across Rutland have been getting into the Red Nose Day spirit to help raise money for Comic Relief.

Pupils at Casterton Business and Enterprise College set their sights on breaking a Guinness World Record for the longest ‘selfie’ relay chain.

One of the pupils Kelly Campbell Saunders applied to the Guinness World Records for approval to meet the criteria for the record to be valid.

The school is now eagerly awaiting final verification.

There was also a huge array of fundraising activities including dressing up in red noses, hats and wigs as part of the Make Your Face Funny campaign. Principal, Victoria Cosher presented a prize to Spencer Collins, aged 13, who made the best effort wearing red.

At lunchtime the school held a Red Nose lunchtime fair, including a wax off with two Year 11 pupils, Adam Turner and Samuel Austin, who bravely volunteered to have their legs and armpits waxed in front of the school.

In total the school raised a grand total of £808.25 with donations and sponsor money still coming in.

Other fundraisers that got funny for money included staff at Scallywags Day Nursery, in Oakham who cycled the equivalent of Oakham to London on an exercise bike to help raise money. The nursery children also got dressed up in their best Red Nose Day themed costumes.