Red Nose Day funtastic celebrations: PICTURE GALLERY
5:00pm Wednesday 20th March 2013 in News
Red Nose mania hit local schools last week as children were encouraged to do something funny for money which mainly meant them dressing up in various costumes.
At St Francis School in Falmouth the school council organised its event which saw pupils dress as either dinosaurs or explorers for the day. Year six children also ran a cake and toy sale while other pupils got involved in sponsored events which included chilli eating.
Eleven-year-old Gabe Barr raised £161 by taking the “ghost chilli challenge.” The youngster aimed to eat one of the hottest chillis in the world, but only managed half of it before having to admit defeat.
At Falmouth Primary School the youngsters were invited to dress up, either in red gear or with boys dressing as girls and girls dressing as boys. There was also a cake bake and children covered giant red noses with money.
Kennall Vale School pupils in Ponsanooth brought in loose change to create their own giant version of the “Dinomite” red nose.
Pupils from Green Class, year two, at Falmouth Primary School joined staff, and some startled shoppers for a dance fundraiser at Sainsbury's on Friday.
As part of the Red Nose Day celebrations across the UK, the youngsters danced the "cha cha slide" with plenty of red clothes and facepaint.
Elsewhere, a group of firefighters from Falmouth Fire Station pushed a huge bale of hay through the streets of Falmouth.