Search

Barking’s Technical Skills Academy raises nearly £1,000 for Children in Need

PUBLISHED: 11:59 20 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:05 20 November 2018

Lee Demmel being cream pied by Children in Need activities coordinator, Jenny Forster. Picture: Ken Mears

Lee Demmel being cream pied by Children in Need activities coordinator, Jenny Forster. Picture: Ken Mears

Archant

Students and staff at Barking’s Technical Skills Academy raised nearly £1,000 for Children in Need.

Teacher John Peacock being cream pied by students. Picture: Ken MearsTeacher John Peacock being cream pied by students. Picture: Ken Mears

Throughout last week, teachers and pupils carried out a number of activities to raise money for the charity, including crazy golf, hairdressing, a photo booth and a gaming competition.

Media make-up students offered facepainting sessions, there was a dress down day, and catering students baked around 500 cakes to sell to staff and students.

A raffle organised by the childcare cohort raised the most money, but many agreed a pie-in-the-face stall was the highlight.

The week was organised by Jennifer Forster, a progress coach at the academy.

Students Megan Woods, Paige Burkiss and Molly Swan at Barking's Technical Skills Academy Children in Need week. Picture: Ken MearsStudents Megan Woods, Paige Burkiss and Molly Swan at Barking's Technical Skills Academy Children in Need week. Picture: Ken Mears

She said: “It was hectic and we managed to raise £942.58. All the students including English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students, catering, hair & beauty, childcare, IT and business students contributed. It was a great team effort.

“Well done to all the students including the brave souls who took a splat for charity.”

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

4 minutes ago

A married couple running an off-licence caught with smuggled goods and selling alcohol to a minor have been fined more than £11,520.

What do one of Barking’s most famous footballing sons, a fictional wizard and a mean grandparent have in common?

07:42

A young man is in hospital after being stabbed repeatedly near Barking station.

07:00

Neighbours are crying out for help from police following a spate of burglaries which left them fearing for their safety.

Yesterday, 19:00

Council chiefs have agreed a deal for the borough to become the landlord of a hotel in Poplar

Yesterday, 16:00

Work on the Overground extension to Barking Riverside is set to begin next year.

Yesterday, 16:00

Daggers have been knocked out in the first round in each of the last two seasons

Yesterday, 15:25

Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a Dagenham man who was fatally stabbed in Anerley.

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now