Opposites Day

Opposites Day

Students and staff at Tupton Hall School have been enjoying Opposites Day, where the dress code has been turned on its head.

Staff have dressed as students for the day and pupils have abandoned their uniform in favour of dressing as teachers. The day has been organised by a group of Year 9 students in order to raise awareness and funds in memory of Tupton Hall student Elliesha Hind, who sadly passed away recently.

Elliesha was a very popular student with lots of friends, who lost her battle with cancer shortly after Christmas 2013. Year 9 student Caomi Green, who helped organise the day said. “Everyone who is taking part pays £1 and the money raised is going to the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and Clic Sargent, a charity that helped Ellie’s mum.”

She continued, “Jasmine, Ellie and I wanted to do something that everyone can get involved in, and this is different to other charity events that have happened in school. “

In addition to the uniform swap, bulbs will be planted around the memorial tree sculpture in the school’s courtyard that will flower at this time of year, to further commemorate Elliesha’s memory.

 

Headteacher Andrew Knowles, who also dressed as a student for the day said, “This is an excellent initiative organised by some of our Year 9s, and is a wonderful way to remember Elliesha and raise funds for Bluebell Wood and Clic Sargent. I’m very proud of what they have achieved today, and proud of both students and staff for the way they have responded to the ideas put forward by Caomi, Ellie and Jasmine.”