Report by Samuel Hillary – Year 8
On July 22nd, Richard Lander School held their 16th Summer Fun in the Sun event where each tutor group has a stall or activity to raise money for charity. This year we were raising money for Turn to Starboard which uses sailing to support armed personnel who have suffered in military operations and Lander to Uganda which raises money for children in our partner schools in Uganda.
There was an array of stalls from a bouncy castle to a human fruit machine. One of the most popular events was the ‘Dance Off’ where staff and students went head to head in an all-out strictly style dance off! Many showed off their dancing talent and everyone had a laugh. There was also a set of stocks where teachers would stand having soapy wet sponges thrown at them. On the school field, Mark Milne demonstrated his extensive range of radio controlled planes that students could have a go with, which they enjoyed very much. There was the opportunity to drive the Year 7 training Greenpower car around the astro pitch and inside there was the opportunity to play against your friends and teachers on a Nintendo Wii and Henry the python made an appearance.
After the main event, musical entertainment was provided by the talented students of RLS. Cameron Hughes played the piano upside down and the RLS Jazz Band performed for us. Also Abbie Piper sung for us before singing for the public at Tall Ships in Falmouth later in the summer. One of the most popular acts was Jonah Murdoch who did some amazing DJing.
Summer Fun in the Sun was held on Deputy Headteacher, Mr P Gilbert’s last day and everyone was sad to see him go as he had been such a big part of the school for 26 years and SFITS was originally his creation. In total RLS raised nearly £2000 for Lander to Uganda and Turn to Starboard. It was a huge success and we hope next years will be even better!