Throughout the year EPA support a number of charities in a variety of ways. Year 9 have a charity night, during which they choose a charity to raise awareness of (see more details here) and there are a number of fundraising events.
The pupil versus the staff penalty shoot out, on Friday 15th November, was a roaring success; with over £75 raised in aid of ‘Children In Need’. There were more than 50 pupils of all ages able to take a shot (or three) against an array of staff. The event was organised and supervised by the Prom Committee and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all staff who came along and supported this event. Special thanks go to our staff goalies: Mr Murray, Mr Brickley, Mr Higgins, Mr Hunt, Mr Wing, Mr Thurley, Mr Vango, Miss Boyse and Miss Henderson.
In December we had "I’m a Teacher Get Me out of Here"
The anticipation for the ‘I’m a Teacher Get Me out of Here’, hosted by the Prom Committee, was clearly evident as the hall quickly filled with more than two-hundred pupils eagerly awaiting the bush tucker trials to commence.
The line-up of teachers included Mr Dennis, Mrs Gallimore, Miss Dolyak (who bravely stepped in last-minute), Ms Warrier, Mr Wing and Mr Wheeler. All the teachers showed a valiant effort during each round of the trials, being made to eat a range of revolting snacks including: a tuna and onion milkshake, siraccha beans on toast and finally having to hold a locust in their mouths for 2 minutes. Each round was commentated by the hilarious Mr Brickley who kept the spirits high in the hall. In the end, Mr Wheeler was announced the winner after receiving the most applause from the audience.
We would like to thank all staff involved and all pupils who came to support the event. We are proud to announce that we raised £145 of which £20 will be donated to The Book Trust's Christmas appeal, which is a charity who work to give under-privileged children books they otherwise wouldn’t have access to.