Fun and frolics for Diss Sixth Form charity week

Sixth formers at Diss High School raised hundreds of pounds for two good causes during a week of charitable activities.

The students generated more than �1,500 for the Big C cancer charity and the Multiple Sclerosis Society during their annual charity week.

The week kicked off with Fancy Dress Monday on December 6 where a variety of colourful characters attended school for the day, including Buzz Lightyear, Amy Winehouse, the Pink Ladies, Little Britain characters and students in Christmas costumes.

The day was followed by Tie Tuesday with Wig Wednesday on the following day. The fancy dress continued with a uniform day on the Friday where students dressed as schoolchildren, army officers, some even wearing work uniform.

Other events during the charity week included biscuit and jelly eating competitions, a drag show involving both students and teachers, giant twister game, teacher karaoke, fun run, and teacher baby photo competition.

Charlotte Owen, one of the organisers, said: 'We put lots of effort in to make this week the best yet. On behalf of the Sixth Form, we would like to thank all the businesses in the local area who were generous enough to donate a gift or support us in any way.'

Richard Budds, director of Sixth Form at Diss High, added: 'We are still yet to have the final count up of how much we actually raised. However, the students did remarkably well and everyone enjoyed the week.'