A bit of Comic Relief for Concord

On Friday 15th of March, the college opened itself up to a bit of Comic Relief before the stress of the looming examinations made itself known.

Red Nose Day was a huge success, with varying levels of participation; some took to the corridors of Concord wearing what they ‘rolled out of bed’ in. Concord students had the chance to prance around in their pyjamas to their hearts’ content for one day.

And prance they did. From silky sleepwear sets to brightly coloured onesies. They all gathered in the dining hall over tea and biscuits at break to commemorate the momentous occasion with a big group photograph, with wide smiles and pride in their pyjamas. Red noses were all around, those who didn’t dress up enjoyed seeing those who participated, and donated money to the Comic Relief fund.

Henry in Form 5, who sported a bright yellow Pikachu onesie on the day said: “I thought it was fun to dress up, everyone had a laugh anyway, for a good cause.”

I certainly enjoyed seeing everyone dress up (or not get out of their sleep clothes) even if I didn’t myself. I still sported a bright red nose with a funny face and donated some money to help out the cause.

Overall, the benefit of laughter and light-hearted fun enabled Concord to raise a whopping £540 and counting… A big well done to everyone who took part and donated, I’m sure the donations will be greatly appreciated and helpful.

Ruth – 6.1


Red Nose Day 2019

On Red Nose Day, the school allowed us to wear our pyjamas and flip-flops to school for a minimum one-pound donation. Students and teachers alike strode around in “adorable” animal onesies, flannel pyjamas or T-shirts and shorts. One or two of them carried their teddy bears and other stuffed animals around too. In particular, Mr Kerslake – the Vice Principal, stole the show when he showed up in a nightgown.

I initially did not want to spend a whole day in my pyjamas, but for various reasons I changed my mind in the end… It totally wasn’t because I overslept and only realised I was still in my pyjamas after I rushed to school. It was most certainly because I found the event too fun to pass up. Regardless, I had a great time and plenty of laughs with the rest of my pyjama-clad friends and schoolmates.

In a good display of racial harmony, multiculturalism and international relationships, many of Concord’s international students participated in the event despite it being only the first or second time they had ever experienced Red Nose Day. In some cases, international students did not even know what the day was about until days before!

We raised over £540 for charity in the space of a day. It was very heart-warming to see that so many of us had sympathies for the less privileged and were willing to take action to remedy it.

Nicholas – 6.1