THE BIG FAT QUIZ
March 20th was a brilliant date for us as business group! An amazing quiz evening, in which parents and staff came along to participate in over 80 questions, of various themes & difficulties that had occurred over both the past year until present. Sport, News, science, politics, geography, religion, and art were just a few of these topics that grabbed the whole audience’s attention. "It really made you think about the questions twice, before you rushed in to an answer." – One parent stated delightfully. The event took place within the Sixth Form Centre, which we felt created a calming pleasant atmosphere for music, and for our lovely hosts, Alice Vincent & Simon Marshall to be heard, when reading out our questions.
The evening itself had taken over four weeks to prepare, "Borrington’s Barmy Army" worked well with the selling of tickets, wine, and raffle tickets to ensure we achieved our goal of £500 for our chosen charities. (British Heart Foundation, and Headway, which are both extremely beneficial charities for the well-being of both young and old generations. We felt that this was something close to the school with regards to previous incidents that had occurred in the past.) On the evening, we beat this goal, and actually gained £600 with everybody’s kind contributions. The food preparation, table arrangements and decorations were all prepared within the group, using our start-up capital, and many lessons of planning weeks in advance. Roles were dedicated fairly, to ensure that we worked hard as a group, and making sure that any problems were distributed evenly also.
Overall the evening was a huge success! – The winners of the quiz (Staff table) who called themselves NO OFSTED ALLOWED as their team name were excellent in answering the questions with a pinch of salt. Petra Owen said: "The evening was such a funny evening, with everything you would possibly need on a Thursday evening!"
CHEESE AND WINE EVENING
On the 28th of March 2014 our Year 13 business group hosted a ‘Cheese and Wine’ evening in the Sixth Form Centre to raise money and awareness for The ‘Teenage Cancer Trust’.
We invited the parents and friends of all students to attend and were able to sell 15 tables of 6 people to fill up the centre; as a result of this we purchased a variety of cheese and wines from the local farm shop ‘Croots’. Through careful planning we were able to ensure that there was minimal cheese and wine wasted, auctioning off for further profits. In addition, we held a quiz during the evening to ensure that those attending were entertained and satisfied throughout; prizes of both a luxury Thornton’s Easter egg and a bottle of wine of choice were presented to ‘Table 9’ who came in first place.
We are happy to report that the evening was a great success, raising over £1,000 for The ‘Teenage Cancer Trust’. A representative of the charity will be presented on Monday 7th April in sixth form assembly.
SPORT RELIEF 2014
21st March was also a brilliant date on the school Calendar for 2014. The business group, otherwise known as "Borrington’s Barmy Army", ran the event by firstly measuring the route that both teachers, and staff and students all took part in, to raise more awareness for the well deserving charity, which helps to raise money for those most affected by poverty and other issues within the UK and across the globe.
The event itself was a massive success in raising over £2000 for the charity, with the sponsored mile, and other events which ran throughout the day, such as the "Tug of war", Cake sales, and dressing up! The sport relief mile was carefully planned out with the hard work of the group, to make sure it was conned off, measured, and tested. In order that things ran smoothly, we made sure that everyone’s forms were allocated to half of the group, and the other half made sure that the safety of the people participating was paramount.
Overall the day was a success, and many forms within lower and upper school took part, helping to raise even more money on the day. After the event took place, the next job was counting all of the money that we had worked so hard to raise!