Smile Week at Vandyke

Published on 14 November 2016

Smile Week at Vandyke

Vandyke’s annual Smile Week has once again proved a huge success. Sixth Form students planned and ran five days of fundraising events for Smile Malawi, a charity that supports orphaned and vulnerable children in Malawi, with an impressive total of almost £2,600 made thanks to their efforts and the support of staff and students from across the whole school.

Over the course of the week a series of fancy-dress themes inspired Sixth Formers to come to school in a range of weird and wonderful outfits: Donald Trump, Cleopatra and Ant and Dec were among the characters to be seen walking the corridors, with Sixth Form team pulling out all the stops as usual in a different costume every day. Sixth form tutor group-led activities included cake sales, competitions, and the traditional staff soccer match, which featured some  particularly impressive goal-scoring by Mr Lee. In the theatre, lunchtime events were staged daily to sell-out audiences, including Lyp-Sync battle, Innuendo Bingo, Take Me Out and the traditional Friday finale, Vandyke’s Got Talent, featuring the staff dance troupe

Director of Sixth Form Mr Downey said: ‘I’m delighted by the efforts made by our Sixth Form to raise money during this important week. They all worked incredibly hard to deliver some excellent fundraising events, and to make such a huge sum in a short period of time is  an amazing achievement. Staff members were also extremely supportive. As ever, there was a really special atmosphere, with staff and students having fun together to raise money for a very important cause, whilst remaining focused on the important business of teaching and learning.  It was a truly great week.’