Staff and students at Bridgwater College have had another successful Rag Day, raising money for their three chosen charities: Macmillan Cancer Trust, BIBIC, and Upendo (a project operating in a village in Kenya for children orphaned due to AIDS). The total so far is over a staggering £7000, but monies are still coming in, and the final amount has yet to be announced.
In the week leading up to Rag Day, tutors and teams had been busy selling cakes, giving hand massages, holding raffles and completing quizzes. On the day itself, everybody made a tremendous effort with coming to College in fancy dress. From Amy Winehouse lookalikes to Fred Flinstone and gorillas, it was a spectacle to be seen!
All staff and students were involved in activities throughout the day, including the Principal Fiona McMillan, who judged the fashion show and ‘X Factor’. Other activities included a bouncy castle and gladiator duel, a DJ competition, face painting, tyre toss, staff football game, Mamma Mia sing-a-long and sports day team events.
The whole College had a happy atmosphere, as everyone joined in together to raise money for these worthy causes. At lunchtime the students went into Bridgwater town centre with collection tins for the town festive singing, and collected money from Bridgwater shoppers.
Bridgwater College would like to thank everybody for their work and kind contributions.