Taunton School Main Building at Dusk

Students raise over £3000 during RaG Week

Posted: 18th February 2022

Tjree senior students at a bake sale

Students at Taunton School have done a fantastic job of raising money during Raising and Giving (RaG) week.

RaG Week (Friday 11th – Thursday 17th February) is an annual event organised by the RaG Society with the help of the school prefects to raise money for the school’s charities. This year the school is supporting the YMCA and Taunton Opportunities Group.

In an action-packed week, the students organised socials, pyjama days, bake sales, book sales, music video competitions and many more fun activities – all with the aim of raising money for the school’s chosen charities. Here are just some of the highlights from the week.

Balloon debate

The week began with our ‘Balloon Debate’, a popular event where students have to make a series of speeches in character, arguing their case as to why they deserve to remain on an imaginary hot air balloon that is rapidly losing height across the Atlantic Ocean. Well done to Carl, Chloe, Alexey, Gus, Jamie, Louise and Eda for your persuasive and witty speeches.

students in the theatre at the balloon debate

Foxcombe does Strictly

Students from Foxcombe held their very own Strictly Come Dancing themed evening, with pairs battling it out on the dancefloor to impress the judges. Well done to Luxor and Louise who were crowned the evening’s winners.

two pairs of students ballroom dancingstudent judges giving scores

Teacher sports challenge

In the sports hall, students had the opportunity to put their cricket and netball skills to the test against their own teachers. They had to either bowl our Mr Sanderson and Mr Gallimore in three balls, or score more goals than Ms Powell and Ms Manleyy in 30 seconds.

student playing indoor cricket with teacherstudent shooting into netball hoop

Teacher ‘gungeing’

On Tuesday, we held an event that always proves particularly popular with our students – a staff ‘gungeing’! Students had a lot of fun bidding for slime, which they could then pour over a number of unlucky teachers – all in the name of charity.

teacher being gunged outside school

Prefect auction

Our prefects also volunteered their services at a prefect ‘auction’, during which their fellow students could bid on them to complete tasks – from carrying books to fun dares!

students gathered in theatre for prefect auction

We’re so proud to have raised over £3000 so far and would like to especially thank all of our students and the school prefects for helping to raise money for these excellent causes.

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