Red Nose Day 2017
Comic Relief 2017 brought about numerous activities throughout the college, ranging from a Sixth Form vs staff football match to a humorous lunchtime performance with a special feature, alongside a wear ‘red or white’ day.
King Edward VII Staff finally get the win!
The teachers were limited for the match, so had to draft in students from year 11 by the names of Matty White and Tom Luker, and a surprise signing of Cam Watt, a year 12, also captain of the Sixth Form football team. The match took place with the sun shining down on the hallowed ground that is the AstroTurf pitch. The match started at a fast pace, with Ben Jones sprinting down the wing, crossing the ball just for Jake Charlett to miss it, squandering the first real chance of the game.
Then came the turning point...
A suspected foul throw from Miss Holyman, in which James Miller, the referee, tried to pull it back so the throw could be taken again or swapped to the other team, found the feet of Cam Watt who picked out Mr. Marvell who calmly slotted the ball past stand-in goalkeeper Dylan Whitby to give the teachers a 1-0 lead. The game then slowed in pace, with each team's attacks sizzling out to nothing due to the pristine surface. Towards the end of the first half, a chance for the Sixth Form students came in the form of a Charlett shot from the edge of the box, created by Nathan Toon. The ball cannoned the bottom of the bar and bounced downwards over the line, however, it was controversially ruled out due to no appeal from the players.
Further controversy took place during the second goal for the teachers. A shot from the edge of the area from Mr. Thompson had Whitby beaten, but it appeared Mr. Frost, coming back from an offside position, had interfered with play and Whitby’s vision of the ball, however claims of this from the Sixth Form students were quickly turned down. The second half was pretty much a lackluster affair, it brought about more attacking from the Sixth Form students, with shots coming from all angles but none of them testing White in net. The teachers had set up for the counter attack, with Whitby also having to make some saves.
Overall, the match was a fun affair for all, including the many ‘fans’. Many thanks to James Miller, Sam Martindale and Owen Robinson for officiating the game, your skills were second to none!
|1. Whitby||1. M. White|
|2. Taylor||2. Rushe|
|3. Kalmet||3. Southwart|
|4. Tatham||4. Johnson|
|5. Starkey||5. T. Luker|
|6. Toon||6. Thompson|
|7. Charlett||7. C. Watt|
|8. Whittaker||8. Wealleans|
|9. Coombes||9. Holyman|
|10. Jones||10. Frost|
|MANAGER: Ross McDonald||MANAGER: Miss Bowles|
Student donates hair for good cause
Our budding actors and actresses took to the Harley Theatre stage in a bid to raise money for Comic Relief. Our generous students made a donation upon entry to watch their classmates and teachers embarrass themselves in true Red Nose Day fashion.
The performance began with a throwback from the college production of Les Misérables. Cast members returned to perform ‘Master of the House’, only this time wearing red noses! As you can imagine, this only added to the vocal quality of the performers, with a lovely nasal twang added to each note!
Gorgon and Zola, King Edward’s well-loved Pantomime Dames, were next to appear on stage. In their highly stylish wigs and dresses, the pair performed a beautiful rendition of ‘Man, I Feel like a Woman’. Thanks to their fantastic stage presence and natural comic ability, Gorgon and Zola had the audience in stitches.
The game show that took place next involved two willing audience volunteers: one student and one teacher. Those that dared to grace the stage competed against each other in a word association game. Each time an answer was deemed not good enough or a player hesitated, the buzzer sounded and they were hit on the head with a giant inflatable hammer. Vice Principal Dr Pye was crowned our winner for this game and wears his title with pride.
Finally, Alex Cooper, a year 12 student, decided that he would raise a bit of extra money by shaving his head. As the clippers were turned on, the male vocal ensemble, accompanied by the piano, serenaded him with a stunning (slightly altered) version of ‘Hallelujah’.
A huge thank you to all performers and everybody that took part. Oh, and Alex, we think you absolutely rock the bald look!